Under the mega project ‘China Pakistan Economic Corridor’ (CPEC), as many as 700,000 new job opportunities for local people are estimated to be created by 2030.

According to The News International, various CPEC projects have provided direct job opportunities to around 75,000 people across the country, as per the documents from the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan.

As reported by CPEC Center of Excellence, Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform of Pakistan, CPEC could also indirectly help create another 1.2 million jobs under its presently agreed project.

Chinese companies subcontract a large number of projects to local Pakistani companies in order to promote economic development and employment of Pakistan.

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The development of relevant upstream and downstream industries, such as raw material processing and catering industry, also provide more opportunities for Pakistani citizens.

In collaboration with the Chinese government, various Chinese companies have engaged themselves in three areas to fulfill their social responsibilities. They have also proposed to conduct social cooperation on agriculture, education, medical care, poverty alleviation, water supply, and vocational training.

Sharing advanced techniques and successful experience, Chinese companies aim to help Pakistan transform its human resources into advantages.

Various opportunities have also been provided by Chinese companies for Pakistanis to study in China. They have sponsored thousands of Pakistani students and sent hundreds of Pakistani engineers and professionals to China for training on scholarships. Two vocational training centers have also been set up with local universities in Lahore and Quetta by Chinese universities.

‘The Faqeer Primary School’, also known as ‘Chinese Pakistan Friendship School’, was built by China Fund for Peace and Development (CFPD) in Gwadar. The school started its first session in September 2016 and has 500 students, more than double of its designed capacity.

The school provides books, school bags, stationery, uniforms and 3 school buses to its students, donated by the Chinese company. Moreover, the Chinese Embassy has also made donations to the school.

Other than the school, a CPEC emergency medical center was also set up in Gwadar port in May 2017. Donated and run by the Chinese Red Cross Foundation, it provides quality first aid treatment to the local resident and free medical examinations for local primary school students.

Many Chinese companies have also donated medicines to residents near the project and provided free medical examinations to the local people.

Moreover, the Chinese companies are also focusing to solve water and travel problems of the locals. They are actively exerting their own advantages to build bridges and drill wells.

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CPEC Announces New Job Opportunities for Pakistanis!