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CPEC to have two major dimensions

ANI  |  Islamabad [Pakistan] 

and China, in a four hour meeting on Sunday led by and of (NDRC) of Ning Jizhe, decided to add social sector and regional development schemes to the existing portfolio of China-Economic Corridor projects.

The social sector scheme will include provision for clean drinking water, health, education and technical training.

The two countries also agreed to formally invite "third-country" investors to be part of the $60 billion CPEC, reported

The meeting was also attended by the Zafar Hassan, CPEC's and officials of the and

quoted the sources as saying that wants the involvement of friendly countries to both and in the upcoming nine special economic zones (SEZs) to avoid negative criticism from US and "about the possibility of secretive deals that 'remain beyond public eye'."

"Realigning the goals of CPEC, Pakistan has introduced new targets of socioeconomic and regional development under this unprecedented mega project," said the in an official statement as quoted by

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First Published: Mon, September 10 2018. 11:45 IST