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GWADAR: Under the Green Gwadar initiative, the Gwadar Development Authority has completed the plantation of date and other indigenous trees on a 10-km stretch of road


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Building for Medical Emergency Response Center (MERC) at Bakhtiarabad is almost ready; it is situated between Dera Murad Jamali and Sibi, Balochistan and will respond to accidents on 111 km length of road along N-65 highway.


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Under construction one of the dams in Quetta city. Along with few more water dams and rest steps, to cater to the future and current needs of Quetta.


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Government to allocate 20,000 acres for Gwadar (Balochistan) Special Economic Zone.

Manzoor Hussain, Additional Secretary, Department of Industry and Commerce, Government of Pakistan, has said that the provincial government has formulated rules for allotment of land in industrial zones in Balochistan and land records are being fully computerized.

Following these measures, the land will now be allotted in industrial zones only to those industrialists who will invest in the fixed period. MD Jida Ata Ajogezai said that the provincial government would soon allocate 20,000 acres of land for the Special Economic Zone in Gwadar.

Additional Secretary Industry Manzoor Hussain said that there were some problems in allotment of land in an industrial zone in Gwadar. Chief Minister Jam Kamal has taken special steps to address them. Laws have now been framed for the acquisition of land. He said that work on development projects in Gwadar is underway under CPEC.
 

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MCC Resources has been growing with local community in Balochistan for 18 yrs by providing jobs to local people & contributions to economic, scientific, educational, cultural and healthcare development.
Their success gives the company more confidence to take roots and for cooperation.


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Naukundi-Mashkhel road project to help promote economic activities in areas:

Murad Saeed said previous government had only constructed 645 km roads, while our government in two and a half years completed 1753 km roads projects.


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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services Murad Saeed said on Thursday that the completion of Naukundi - Mashkhel road project would help promoting economic activities at the area.

Addressing a virtual groundbreaking ceremony of 103-kilimeter-long Naukundi-Mashkhel highway, he termed the project life saving connectivity. He said Naukundi-Mashkhel highway was one of the important projects for Balochistan province. He said that it was not only an economic corridor but also a mineral corridor.

The minister said that with the completion of this project people would get easy accessibility to hospitals, employment and economic opportunities. Thanking Prime Minister Imran Khan, he said the project was part of premiers’ vision to uplift the deprived segment of the society.

He said that network of roads was being laid down across the country through public and private partnership and under a new vision.

He said that road infrastructure projects were being launched in the less developed areas, following vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
 

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Work on 103 KM Nokundi-Mashkhel road started.
Detailed design Mashkhel-Panjgur Road(200 km)in process.
To connect N-40 with N-85&M-8,(Western Route CPEC)linking Chagai-Nokundi Sector with Gwadar,open entire remote region.
It will improve access to Iran.............


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Chairman of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority Lt. General (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa has said that Gwadar port has been made fully operational and now online booking for delivery of goods can be made.

Addressing a news conference in Gwadar, Chairman CPEC Authority informed the media persons that the work on Phase-II of Gwadar Free Zone is underway and other projects connected to Gwadar Port have also been expedited in last two and a half years.

Asim Saleem Bajwa further Gwadar City Master Plan has been approved and a hospital is also being built in Gwadar with the help of China.

He further said that work on Gwadar Airport is also in full swing and about 12,000 jobs have been provided in Gwadar during the last 3 years.
 

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QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani has said that Rs5.5 billion will be allocated in the next financial year’s budget for providing health insurance to people of the province.

While announcing his priorities for the next year, he said on Sunday that an interest-free loan scheme would also be introduced for establishing small businesses.

He said the provincial government would give priority to the development schemes which benefited the people directly.

The chief minister said that Rs2bn would be earmarked for Balochistan Enterprise Development, Rs2bn for Support Fund for Persons with Disabilities and Rs3bn for Government Employees Housing Fund.

CM promises interest-free loan for small businesses
He said the government had decided to set aside Rs3bn for Balochistan Pension Fund, Rs2bn for Public Endowment Fund, Rs500 million as welfare fund and another Rs500m for women’s economic empowerment.

“We have planned to introduce an interest-free loan scheme by allocating Rs2bn for small businesses and Rs1bn for food security,” Mr Alyani said in a tweet.

The new measures would be taken in the next year’s budget to resolve many issues pending before the government, he said.

The chief minister said: “Balochistan is a vast province which needs more attention for ensuring lot of health facilities, the government has appointed two secretaries to look after the department and soon a health card project will be launched in the province.”

Published in Dawn, June 7th, 2021
 

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An Australian cargo ship, MV Seaken docked in Gwadar Port, carrying 21,000 tonnes of urea. Earlier last week, the Chairman CPEC Authority, retired Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa announced that the Gwadar deep sea port had become functional for big cargo ships, carrying import and export goods. Officials at the port have said these activities will create ample job opportunities for locals.
 

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According to officials, the reconstruction of Turbat-Mand Road from M-8 to the Iranian Border-Radeeq 115km Project was approved at the total rationalised cost of Rs10.461 billion. The project is expected to be completed in two years by the Communications Department Balochistan (as a part of the South Balochistan Package).

The project starts from Gwadar-Ratodero Motorway to Kurumb (Iranian Border) in Balochistan.

The construction of Panjgur-Gichak-Awaran Road was also approved at a cost of Rs14.68 billion. The project was approved after discounting the security cost, land acquisition cost, reduction of design consultancy charges from 1.6 per cent to 1 per cent excess in quantities. The Government of Balochistan will make security arrangements for the project and acquire land through its own resources.

The release of PSDP funds for the project will be conditional to the Government of Balochistan, allocating a minimum road maintenance budget of Rs5 billion for FY 2021-22 and onwards for its provincial highway network.

Moreover, dualization of the Khuzdar-Kuchlak section of the National Highway (N-25) was also approved at a PC-I cost of Rs81.582 billion. The project will be constructed through districts Khuzdar, Surab, Kalat, Mustang, Quetta, and Kuchlak in Balochistan. The National Highway Authority will be the executing agency.
 

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