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I am pretty sure PPPP will ruin this one too...
and their daddy fauji land grabbing mafia will want a lion share and use them to create an environment where govt will he forced to give contracts and lands to Alpha Dha Fwo Mafia! khi and sindh is fauji mafias playground!
I see now that Pakistanis are realizing that CPEC was not a game changer but a noose around its neck.
is quad a noose around yindu heaven lands?
 

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Relocation of half million people is extremely huge task. I will try to keep informed on this project
 

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CPEC panel okays ambitious Karachi coastline plan
Imran AyubPublished September 26, 2021 - Updated about an hour ago
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ACCORDING to a model, this is how the Karachi Coastal Comprehensive Development Zone will look after the project’s completion on the reclaimed land of KPT. The sketch was shared by federal Maritime Affairs Minister Syed Ali Zaidi.

ACCORDING to a model, this is how the Karachi Coastal Comprehensive Development Zone will look after the project’s completion on the reclaimed land of KPT. The sketch was shared by federal Maritime Affairs Minister Syed Ali Zaidi.
• Coastal comprehensive development zone to be established on KPT’s reclaimed land
• $3.5bn plan envisages new berths for port, new fishery port, harbour bridge to unlock Pakistan’s Blue Economy
• Centre calls the initiative a game-changer for Pakistan


KARACHI: Calling it a “game-changer”, the federal government on Saturday unveiled an ambitious plan to rebuild Karachi’s coastline under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with $3.5 billion “direct Chinese investment” that aims to overhaul city’s seaboard with new berths for the port, a new fishery port and a ‘majestic harbour bridge’ connecting it with Manora islands and Sandspit beach.
The Karachi Coastal Comprehensive Development Zone (KCCDZ) — spread over 640 hectares or 1,581 acres on the western backwaters marsh land of the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) leading to revamp one of the oldest city slums Machhar Colony relocating its more than half a million population — is an initiative of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs.
The KCCDZ is the latest addition to CPEC projects aimed at providing Karachi with an ultra modern urban infrastructure zone, placing it among the top port cities of the world.
The announcement came from the top when a key member of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s cabinet shared some details of the project and claimed it carried “enormous potential for global investors as well”.
“And the best thing of this project is that it’s solely based on foreign [Chinese] investment without any loan,” said Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Zaidi while speaking to Dawn.
Also read: Slow pace of work on CPEC irks Chinese companies
“The Chinese work so fast and I guess that it would not take more than five or six years to complete the project. Under the agreed plan, we would relocate some 20,000 to 25,000 families from Machhar Colony and relocate them. Believe me it’s a huge thing for Pakistan. It’s something massive. It would bring multifold advantages to Pakistan’s maritime economy and further strengthen our coastal development.”
He said after assuming the office as the minister for maritime affairs he vigorously looked for the opportunity for the KCCDZ and made all-out efforts to include it in the CPEC projects. For this purpose, he added, he consulted a number of Chinese companies, investors and officials of the neighbouring country and his efforts finally yielded results.
Earlier, the federal minister shared the “monumental decision” on a social media platform, coming up with sketchy details of the KCCDZ. He, however, did not explain terms and conditions that convinced the Chinese investors to pour in $3.5 billion (around Rs592 billion).
“A monumental decision was taken during the 10th Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) on CPEC, held on 23rd September 2021 at Islamabad and Beijing,” Mr Zaidi tweeted while sharing a formal statement of the announcement.
“The two countries agreed to include KCCDZ under the CPEC framework. KCCDZ, an initiative of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs focuses on providing Karachi with an ultra modern urban infrastructure zone, placing Karachi amongst the top port cities of the world.”
The minister also shared animated and picturesque images of a developed KCCDZ, showing a huge developed coastline dotted with multiple buildings, concrete structures and planned neighbourhoods without mentioning their utilities. He claimed all the developments would take place over “reclaimed area of the KPT” spanning over huge 640 hectares or 1581.474 acres.
“Developed on reclaimed area of approximately 640 hectares on the Western back waters marsh land of KPT, KCCDZ will be a flagship project for not only Pakistan but the entire region,” the statement claimed.
“In accordance with PM Imran Khan’s vision for promoting low-cost housing, KCCDZ will also provide residential resettlement to more than 20,000 families living in the surrounding slums. The environment-friendly mega KCCDZ envisages four new berths for KPT, adding depth to Pakistan’s expanding maritime sector.”
The project, the statement added, would also house a state-of-the-art fishing port, with a world-class fisheries export processing zone to boost Pakistan’s trade potential. It would also drastically improve the marine ecosystem and reduce pollution by establishing a water treatment plant at the mouth of the Lyari River, it said.
“The KCCDZ will connect with the rest of Karachi through a majestic harbour bridge rising from behind Pakistan’s Deepwater Port, with exit ramps for Manora Islands and Sandspit beach,” it elaborated.
The statement claimed KCCDZ would unlock “Pakistan’s unexplored Blue Economy and significantly enhance development and industrial cooperation between the two brotherly countries. The KCCDZ is a game-changer for Pakistan”.
Published in Dawn, September 26th, 2021
Lol…but according to the patwaris and GEO TV network china stopped CPEC :lol: Kidhar gay khotay patwari ??
 

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Sindh government can do a lot to disturb the progress related to this project
Why do I have a feeling that PTI has got some serious guarantees over massive investment by both local and international real sector agencies in Karachi which is prompting them to launch a mega project in the city. First it was Bundle Island and now this. Govt job will be to provide the land where as, Chinese developmental investment will be paid off by local and international investment private sector. Real estate is indeed a real deal in Karachi, a only business where huge profits are confirmed in a short span of time.
 

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Why do I have a feeling that PTI has got some serious guarantees over massive investment by both local and international real sector agencies in Karachi which is prompting them to launch a mega project in the city. First it was Bundle Island and now this. Govt job will be to provide the land where as, Chinese developmental investment will be paid off by local and international investment private sector. Real estate is indeed a real deal in Karachi, a only business where huge profits are confirmed in a short span of time.
You are correct on this matter because PTI is very desperate to show numbers to public because whatever they promised has not delivered one bit.

Imran Khan on container said that there will be a line in waiting for foreign investment in Pakistan when i become PM ,on reality, that line has gone like a wind and in just last 2 month we had only less than 200 million dollar FDI.

He said that when the leader is honest world will invest in Pakistan ,however, everyone is taking out their investment since Imran become a PM of Pakistan.

Imran Khan him self wasted his on 3 years on saying that devaluation will be grateful to Pakistan we will suddenly becomes export led growth country in 3 years and in fact, he was ambassador of devaluation in Pakistan how Pakistan progressed in devaluation he used to show numbers of export on daily based. Since July 2021, Imran Khan did not tweet anything about export or import and Imran Khan has done the highest import in country history and trade deficit. Now, CAD is a blessing and Car sales growth is actual growth of Pakistan according to PTI youth.


They thought everyone is stupid and PTI lived dream land. They just made more blunders than PPP+PMLN could ever done in Pakistan and Icing on the cake was PTI self made Chinese investor angry and now begging for investment so that at least they have number to show before election.

Since July 2021, PTI has become the most despreate party ever in Pakistan to anyhow win election of 2023, which will backfire badly.
 

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China just approved $3.5b for this project. Investment and not loan.
arey yaar, who would object to such a wonderful real estate deal? They would build them, sell them and will make twice as much all in 5 years. I am pretty sure their business will be sovereign protected too. This is like investors dream opportunity.
and their daddy fauji land grabbing mafia will want a lion share and use them to create an environment where govt will he forced to give contracts and lands to Alpha Dha Fwo Mafia! khi and sindh is fauji mafias playground!

is quad a noose around yindu heaven lands?
Quad doesn't entail taking exorbitant loans.
 

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hy do I have a feeling that PTI has got some serious guarantees over massive investment by both local and international real sector agencies in Karachi
something similar is expected because without this a project of this size should not even discuss to this level.
 
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City Should get

a) Mega Sewage treatment plant (Immediate Need)
b) Mega garbage reprocessing plat (Immediate Need)
c) Mega Desalination plant for extra water (To help turn city Greener, curb shortages of water)

  • Train route from Karachi to Gwadar will boost economy in both cities (Suggested Nice to have)

More condos are of no value :disagree:
 

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So Chinese do not want to approve ML-1 railway plan.

But they have approved the Karachi Coastal Comprehensive Development Zone .

I thought ML-1 project is more important to CPEC and Pakistan. What am I missing here?
CPEC is just shame
China has next to zero population in western china
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CPEC is just shame
China has next to zero population in western china
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Don't worry.
As long as goods can enter China, distance is not a problem. It only takes 30 hours to transport goods from Urumqi, Xinjiang to Beijing.

BTW: China's Xinjiang Province, which connects CPEC, is not a no man's land. It has 26 million people. And only Tibet is no man's land.
 

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How about employ ocean cleaner to clean coast of Karachi from chemicals and oil. Water is almost black. You can see it from the air while in flight. Dirty ocean Upto one mile from Karachi coast.
 

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The politically orphaned city has nothing but blood to offer. These impractical projects have become a hallmark of corrupt regimes.
 

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It’s because of PTI vs PPP otherwise there is so much coastal land that can be developed. We need new modern cites, not patching old cites.
 

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Its not just IK whole PTI in Karachi is bunch of scared people .....
If they are scared to make a move in Karachi, than once again Karachi has been left out, later on people will blame the people of Karachi for electing PPPP or MQM but no one wants to enter Politics in Karachi, no wonder Karachi people feel left out and leaders like Altaf Hussain becomes Powerful.

Even a dead elephant have its worth JI still hold 5%-10% dedicated vote bank in almost every constituency of Karachi, just look the election result of past election PTI lost seats with very think margin in most case so even if PTI manage to win half of the vote bank of JI in Karachi their chances of winning will increase
Arif Alvi was once in JI, so maybe that's why, JI are bunch of Thugs and their Gunda gardi is well known in Universities and colleges across Karachi, but when it comes to Seats they won't win much as they are just crazy lunatics.

bhai Mustafa Kamal have a baggage of past with him even Urdu speaking community is not accepting him

Karachi in its basic political orientation is central left city with its flavor different than PPP which also claim to be a central left party, for future politics of Karachi discouragement is needed for any party who's lien toward any particular race as of now only PTI and JI both have no visible lien towards any particular race.
They are not accepting him because he is not backed by any Institution or other major Party, MQM becomes big when Establishment started supporting them.
 

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