Pakistan Hotbed of Opportunities

KARACHI: The upcoming collaboration for the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will certainly bring fruitful results for Islamabad and Beijing, GEODIS (China), Director of Marketing and Sales Frank Zeng said on Wednesday.

Speaking at an interactive session titled ‘Logistics for Tomorrow’, Zeng said, “I am amazed to see the rapid pace of economic development here, and the great potential Pakistan has with regards to the logistics infrastructure, skilled human resource and trade opportunities.”

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Zeng, who is responsible for sales and marketing of industrial power projects of GEODIS, one of the world’s largest freight management companies, highlighted the significance of logistics in power projects in Pakistan – a burgeoning avenue within the growing industry.  Zeng, along with other panelists, presented valuable insights on strategic, tactical and operational logistics’ planning during an interactive discussion, which was organised by Pakistan’s end-to-end (e2e) Supply Chain Management Pvt. Limited.

“With the focus on energy and transportation networks, the CPEC will strengthen and enhance Pakistan and China’s bilateral trade with cardinal regard to the upcoming $1.8 billion Thar coal-based project, the 1 gigawatt solar power park and various other renewable energy projects,” said Zeng, who was also the keynote speaker.

CPEC- a window of opportunity for Pakistan

With the government going all out to tackle the alarming energy crisis in the country, and several power generation projects scheduled to come online in both the public and the private sector in the coming years, logistics management will play a critical role in ensuring targeted timelines, according to panelists.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 22nd, 2015.

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