ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Tajikistan Sherali S. Jononov has said that the Central Asian States fully support China-Pakistan corridor project, hoping it will narrow down the distance among the regional countries through road and rail links for their socio-economic uplift.
” This project is of our common benefit,” he said while talking with a group of journalists here at his embassy. His country, he said is looking forward to its early implementation, since it will have positive impact on whole of the region.
To a question, he expressed the hope that energy project CASA 1,000 will be completed by 2018 and Pakistan will be able to get highly cheap and clean energy from Tajikistan after completion of this project.
Most of the pollution related problems of Pakistan will also come to an end after Tajik energy starts pouring into the country. He hoped that the work on this mega project will start within next four to five months.
About the upcoming water conference being hosted by Tajikistan on June 9-11, the ambassador said it will be an important event as a large number of foreign delegates, including delegates from Pakistan, are scheduled to attend the conference. The ambassador further said our government has extended an invitation to Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif to attend this high-profile event. He told 16 Pakistani companies and NGOs have already conveyed their willingness to participate in the conference.
He said the primary goal of the conference is a comprehensive discussion of the issues of implementation of the international Decade for Action Water For Life 2005-2015, which will later play a crucial role in conducting comprehensive review of the implementation of the international decade with bringing its results to the notice of wider international community.