One Day Seminar on
Chinese Economic Development Model and CPEC

August 25, 2021

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a strategic economic project aiming at increasing regional connectivity for the economic development of Pakistan and China. It is not only expected to be beneficial for Pakistan and China but is also expected to have positive spillover effects to other neighboring countries by enhancing the geographical connectivity of Pakistan with landlocked Central Asian states. More than US$62 billion will be invested in Pakistan's power, infrastructure, industrial and agriculture sectors under the CPEC. With the reduction in power outages due to enhancement in electricity generation capacity and investment in other production sectors of the economy, GDP growth rate of Pakistan is targeted to increase to 7.5% by 2030 with the addition of about two million jobs in the job market.

To understand the dynamics of Chinese Economic Development Model and how CPEC will affect the socio-economic dynamics of Pakistan, Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) Department of Virtual University of Pakistan has organized this Seminar / Webinar on 25th August 2021 at Virtual University’s Head Office. The title of the Seminar / Webinar is:

“Chinese Economic Development Model and CPEC”

The resource person, Mr. Shakeel Ahmad Ramay is a Consultant - Senior Researcher and former Director of China Study Center at Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) Islamabad and he will be presenting and discussing the Chinese Economic Development Model and its reflection in CPEC.

This seminar will not only enhance our knowledge about the socio-economic impact of CPEC on national and international level, rather we will also be able to foresee the emerging socio-economic global scenario and Pakistan’s status in that bigger picture.

Virtual University of Pakistan
M.A Jinnah Campus, Defence Road, Off Raiwind Road, Lahore