Month: June 2018
Chinese Electric Power Companies Press for ‘Revolving Fund’
In 2016, Pakistan approved the creation of a “revolving fund” that would effectively provide a sovereign guarantee for payments to CPEC independent power producers (IPPs). The fund would cover 22 percent of the estimated monthly payments and capacity charges owed to...
World Bank Approves Khyber Pass Economic Corridor Project
The $480 million project includes the construction of the four-lane Peshawar-Torkham Expressway (PTEX) from Peshawar to the Torkham border crossing with Afghanistan and the laying of a fiber optic cable alongside the road. Around 16 percent of the project budget...
Weekly Newsletter: Issues 8 & 9 (June 26, 2018)
This is a review of news and analysis pertaining to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and related regional connectivity and security issues, covering the period of June 11-26, 2018.
Weekly Newsletter: Issue 7 (June 11, 2018)
This is a review of CPEC and CPEC-related news and analysis for the week of June 4 to June 10, 2018.
Afghanistan, CPEC and Chabahar After America’s Exit from the Iran Deal
The reimposition of sanctions on Iran and the threat of secondary sanctions will inhibit foreign investment in Chabahar. But for Afghanistan's economy, the promise of Chabahar is overblown anyway.
Weekly Newsletter: Issues 5 & 6 (June 4, 2018)
This is a review of CPEC and CPEC-related news and analysis for the period from May 21 to June 3, 2018.