SUNDAY TIMES ISLAMABAD: The government is taking solid measures for progress and development of the country,” Khusro Bakhtiar said while talking to media .

He said the impact of those measures would be visible in the next two years. “Pakistan had entered into agreements with China pertaining to agricultural cooperation and industrial and socio-economic development,” he added.

He claimed that the past governments ruined administrative structure of the country and the incumbent government was taking measures for its overhauling.

The government had entered more than three agreements with China, he informed. “These include industrial development, agricultural cooperation and socio-economic development.”

He told that bridges over river Indus would complete this year.

The minister said power projects and water preservation projects will be launched in Rahim Yar Khan this year.

Couple of weeks ago, Bakhtiar had said China would release $1bn grant for less privileged areas in the country.

Khusro Bakhtiar said that the government would take benefit from Chinese model to eliminate poverty from the country. He said that China would also invest in petrochemical sector.