National Highway Authority (NHA) Spokesman Kashif Zaman told reporter that the motorway in early harvest
Project category and its 39 kilometre Havelian-Mansehra section would be completed in April 2018.
As a result, the number of items on Taiwan's early harvest
list may be further cut to 200-300, about half the amount on the existing draft, but an official in charge noted that the Taiwanese representatives will strive to minimize the reduction scale during the talk.
The early harvest
formula would allow participating economies to implement accords as soon as they are reached, after sector-by-sector negotiations.
He said under CPEC early harvest
projects, maximum energy projects would start generation in 2018 which would end load shedding in the country.
In addition, China has expressed the intention of putting on the early harvest
list Chinese products with larger export volume to Taiwan but subject to over 3% tariff, so as to maximize the benefit of market opening for China.
New Zealand Trade Minister Lockwood Smith said, however, some APEC and WTO members fear that agreeing to an early harvest
approach may allow some economies to "grab those decisions and say 'thank you very much' and pack their bags and go home and say we are not interested in completing a full negotiation.
BEIJING -- The first Pakistani-owned early harvest
wind power project constructed under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework has passed assessments and started commercial operation.
3 and 4, delegates from both sides will go over the lists of early harvest
, or priority items of commodities eligible for tariff reduction, in a bid to reach a common ground.