Issue Brief on “CPEC: 10th JCC and Future Outlook”

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The 10th meeting of the Joint Coordination Committee (JCC), the apex decision-making body of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was held on 23rd September, 2021.[1] A key part of the agenda was discussion on the progress of on-going CPEC projects, and held consultation of future projects. During the meeting both sides reviewed tariff structure and tax policies related to power-sector projects. Moreover, the meeting also reviewed the security arrangements for Chinese citizens and project sites in light of a Dasu bus attack on Chinese engineers. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Ning Jizhe, Vice Chairman National Development and Reforms Commission (NDRC) China, and Mr. Asad Umar, Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives,[2] through a videoconference to review progress of CPEC project.[3] it was  attended by nearly two hundred representatives from government sides, financial agencies, public institution and business community.[4] This brief takes stock of progress made on various segments of the CPEC during 10th JCC meeting.

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