At the Proptech & Smartech Convention ’23, an enlightening speech was delivered by Mr. Yang Yundong, the esteemed Consul General of China. Addressing a diverse audience at the Karachi Expo Center, Mr. Yundong’s speech not only celebrated the historical ties between China and Pakistan but also outlined the future of this robust partnership, especially in the realm of smart and sustainable real estate development.
Mr. Yundong began his address by acknowledging the crucial role that building and architecture have played throughout history, meeting various human needs and reflecting the progress of civilizations. He cited examples of Chinese architectural marvels, like the Great Wall and the Forbidden City, as testaments to this legacy. These historical achievements, paralleled by Pakistan’s own rich architectural heritage, underscore a shared commitment to preserving culture while advancing societal needs.
Emphasizing the transformative power of modern technology and social patterns, Mr. Yundong showcased China’s remarkable urban and infrastructural growth. He highlighted China’s economic miracle, evident in its skyscrapers, high-speed rail networks, and mega projects like the Three Gorges Dam and Beijing International Airport. The speech also delved into the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a visionary project aimed at enhancing global connectivity, which has significantly contributed to infrastructure development across various nations
A focal point of Mr. Yundong’s speech was the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship project under the BRI. He detailed the CPEC’s impact on infrastructure development, including transportation projects that have dramatically reduced commute times and the creation of Pakistan’s first metro line. These developments symbolize the corridor’s potential to unlock regional growth and prosperity. As the CPEC enters its tenth year, Mr. Yundong envisioned an upgraded corridor focusing on growth, livelihood, innovation, greenness, and openness.
Mr. Yang Yundong’s address at the Proptech & SmarTech Convention ’23 not only reinforced the strong bilateral ties between China and Pakistan but also highlighted the vital role of the CPEC in shaping a shared future for both nations. His speech left the audience with a sense of optimism about the potential for sustainable development and stronger cooperation in the years to come. For more in-depth insights from the speech, don’t forget to watch the full video here.