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...

/ June 27, 2018

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...

/ June 27, 2018

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.

/ June 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.

/ June 11, 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.

/ June 11, 2018

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.

/ June 4, 2018