Ahsan Iqbal visits Chengdu High Tech Development Zone in China

Government of PakistanAhsan Iqbal visits Chengdu High Tech Development Zone in China

CHENGDU, China: The Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Ahsan Iqbal visited the Chengdu City in Sichuan in China and had a comprehensive tour of the Chengdu High Tech Development Zone (CDHT).

Later, the minister met with the Chengdu based entrepreneurs, and businessmen, interested in becoming part of Phase-II of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and members of the Pakistani diaspora.


During Minister’s tour of CDHT, he was briefed by Chengdu Municipal leaders, and zonal officials, on the High Tech Development Zone’s history, development profile, special policies to attract both domestic and foreign investment, and pillar industries.

The CDHT, established in 1988, is one of the first national high-tech zones in China. In 2023, the CDHT realized a zonal GDP of over US$ 43 billion.

Covering an area of 237 sqkm, the zone includes a financial district, biotechnology city, and a science and technology park, employing more than 750,000 people, and registering over 4300 enterprises.

Ahsan Iqbal thanked the local officials for their briefing and invited them to participate in Pakistan’s development, especially vis-à-vis CPEC Phase-II, and to develop technology parks in Pakistan, sharing their valuable experiences and expertise.

Additionally, the minister invited relevant experts to visit Pakistan, and engage with authorities and businesses, so that meaningful cooperation could take place.

This was greeted positively by both the municipal leaders and zonal officials.

During interaction with the Chengdu entrepreneurs and businessmen, on invitation from the minister, the businessmen shared their suggestions on how the Pakistani government could further facilitate them in expanding their operations in Pakistan, bring more investment into the Country, hire more Pakistanis, and increase foreign exchange earnings.

In the minister’s exchange with the Pakistani diaspora, those present shared their achievements and desire to return to Pakistan, and contribute positively.

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