ISLAMABAD: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing on Monday said that Chinese government was willing to changes proposed by the new, Prime minister Imran Khan-led Pakistani government.

The Chinese ambassador said it constitutes a process of discussion with each other about this kind of model, about this kind of roadmap for the future.

Beijing would only proceed with projects that Islamabad desires, he said, adding that this is Pakistan’s economy and their society.

Both friendly countries were committed to pressing forward with BRI projects, China’s Foreign Ministry said in response to questions faxed by Reuters, in order “to ensure those projects that are already built and operate as normal, and those which are being built proceed smoothly”.

Pakistani officials says one option is the build-operate-transfer (BOT) model, which would see investors or companies finance and build the project and recoup their investment from cash flows generated mainly by the rail freight business, before returning it to Pakistan in a few decades’ time.Beijing was open to BOT and would “encourage” its companies to invest, the Chinese envoy said.