China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a series of under construction projects of worth more than $50 billion across Pakistan. It is a 3,000-km long extensive network of roads, railways, pipelines, special economic zones, dry ports, optical fiber cable network, and other energy and infrastructure development projects across Pakistan.
NOTE: This is not the actual map of trade/CPEC route. The purpose of this map is to give an overview and logic behind the CPEC.
The CPEC will link Kashgar in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and southwest Pakistan's Gwadar Port in its Baluchistan Province. China imports 60% of oil from Persian Gulf. With the completion of CPEC, the distance for this import will reduce from 16,000 km to a mere 5,000 km. And, it would take only 10 days instead of the current 45 days.
CPEC is considered as a golden opportunity for Pakistan to develop its infrastructure, overcome power shortage on a fast-track, and take full advantage of its geographical location.
- Highways Network of CPEC
- Railways Network of CPEC
- Fiber Optic Network of CPEC