The Punjab state government recently proposed several development projects in the agriculture sector to be included in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Socio Economic Development Framework. Under the framework, a joint cotton research laboratory would be established in Multan at a cost of Rs 186 million to boost cotton productivity.
The centre will also help in development of climate-resilient cotton varieties, according to Pakistani media reports.
Under the Socio-Economic Development Framework, China had agreed to provide Pakistan a grant of $1 billion for initiating various projects across the country especially in under developed areas.
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