Yes it is interesting to note that US Trillion Trees Act follows footsteps of CPEC Ten Billion Trees initiative in Pakistan. CPEC projects are now integrating PM Imran Khan’s Ten Billion Trees initiative and entire CPEC corridor will be planted with trees. This environment sustainability drive has started from D.I. Khan Segment (shown in picture below) as part of CPEC corridor. Lines of new plantations can be seen filling road shoulders – a building reality of CPEC Ten Billion Trees initiative.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Health Dr Zafar Mirza during a press conference on Feb 01, 2020 assured that a comprehensive plan is in place to cater an eventuality of spread of Corona virus in Pakistan. On similar lines, the economic managers in Pakistan also need to immediately chalk out an emergency economic plan post Corona Virus CPEC – China Pakistan Economic Corridor. Barron’s reported that during SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) epidemic in 2003, Chinese stocks tumbled 7% in the week after Beijing announced the outbreak, and China’s economy contracted by 2.4 percentage points in the third quarter of 2003, though the overall hit to gross domestic product that year was about one percentage point – just a few possibilities of post corona virus CPEC.