An Investigation Research on Dera Ismail Khan People Acceptance of CPEC: A Public Opinion Survey of District in KPK, Pakistan
The focal point of study was to explore the critical factors of public acceptance under the context of CPEC. In global economic environment, this billionaire project unfolded developmental and social utilities for the stakeholders that gave rise to investigate public acceptance in the current areas under the umbrella of CPEC of District Dera Ismail Khan, KPK Pakistan. Specifically, Route-1 of China Pakistan Economic Corridor is critical and the geographical positioning of Dera Ismail Khan, KPK as the conjunction between all the provinces, compels authorities to emphasize on this district. A detailed literature review in the context of project awareness was primarily grounded with public opinion survey. This study combined descriptive and inferential statistics to validate the scale and test study hypotheses. The study findings revealed positive association of CPEC awareness with public acceptance of the project. Meaning that as long as the general public holds information, there is a chance of best output by developmental projects. The proposed model and study results clarified that maximum understanding and mutual consensus is the key to win-win situation for all the stakeholders of CPEC.