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China’s Hangeng Group receives the first container at Gwadar port​

August 27, 2022


China’s Hangeng Agricultural Group, which is building an agricultural industrial park in Gwadar, received the first container of raw medicines from Africa, a senior official told Gwadar Pro on Thursday.

“We will process the medicines in our facility in Gwadar for onwards shipment to China”, the official said. “We are basically a supply chain management company and aim to process pharmaceutical and agricultural goods in our Gwadar facility for onward export to China”, the official further stated. “Presently, we are in the construction stage at Gwadar Free Zone.” he said.

Hangeng Agricultural Group aims to industrialise agriculture and animal husbandry in Pakistan. The group is also looking for procurement of agriculture goods and livestock from other parts of Pakistan for processing in their Gwadar facility and exporting to China.

The Group is expected to create multiple employment opportunities for Pakistani youth in Gwadar and the rest of the country.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif performed ground-breaking of the Hangeng Agricultural Industrial Park in Gwadar during his visit to the port city in June.

The arrival of the first container of raw medicines will open a new chapter in Pakistan’s pharmaceutical processing sector and Pakistan’s exports to China.
 

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Gwadar’s new era of skilled manpower: 11 trainees start on-site training session​


By Yasir Habib Khan | Gwadar Pro Sep 1, 2022



Gwadar’s new era of skilled manpower: 11 trainees start on-site training session

GWADAR, Sep.1(Gwadar Pro) - In Gwadar, a new generation of skilled and professional workers is poised to emerge as China Overseas Port Holding Company (COPHC), sole operator of the Gwadar Port, inducted and begun hands-on training to 11 local trainees studying in Pak-China Technical and Vocational Institute Gwadar.
The on-site 7-day training is a compulsory requirement of a 6 months vocational course, after finishing theoretical classes at China-Pakistan Vocational Training Institute Gwadar. 11 trainees include Muhammad Musa, Kashif, Nazeer, Jaleel, Noman, Siraj, Amanullah, Muhammad, Muhammad Usman, Saad and Yasir Ali.
During the practical training, they will learn how to operate cranes in the course of handling big and small size containers while loading and offloading at channels of Gwadar port.
COPHC instructor Salman Rasheed told Gwadar Pro that this is a watershed moment for Gwadar people. With Chinese support, local youth are not only enrolled in Pak-China Technical and Vocational Institute Gwadar but also, they are going to learn prolific and practical knowledge directly in the supervision of COPHC. “Once the students stand qualified, they will get their due employment on handsome salaries not only in COPHC, but also in other ports of Pakistan, even in the international market,” he added. The initiative has given a new hope to those, he said, who were helpless due to lack of education and technical skills. “We will brief them RTG, SPS, Portal crane, Forklifting, empty-handling techniques during their 7-days on-site training,” he added.
Pak-China and Vocational Institute Gwadar have started technical courses in collaboration with NAVTTC, under the Prime Minister’s Youth Skills Development program. Pak-China Technical and Vocational Institute Gwadar Principal wrote a letter to COPHS on August 30 asking for
11 students training as overhead crane operators for 7 days.

 

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New Gwadar Int’l Airport to Adopt Hytera Advanced Communications Solution from China​

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New Gwadar Int’l Airport to Adopt Hytera Advanced Communications Solution from China


KARACHI: The New Gwadar International Airport (NGIA) built across an area of 4,300 acres, is expected to become the largest airport in Pakistan after its completion on 2023 and is one of the main projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor development.

The NGIA will be equipped with an advanced communications system from Chinese Company Hytera, a leading global provider of professional communications technologies and solutions. Expanded its business footprint to Pakistan in 2005, Hytera has been committed to providing safe and reliable communication systems for various industry verticals in the country. In recent years, Hytera opened a local office in Islamabad to further improve its pre-sales and after-sales service in Pakistan.

To ensure the safety of passengers and employees both on the ground and in the air, the Hytera airport communications solution was chosen to provide reliable and robust communication for the NGIA. According to the contract, Hytera will deploy top-of-the-line equipment and communication system for the new Gwadar International Airport, including 1 DIB-R5 Compact Tetra Base Station, Smart One Dispatch System, and multiple portable radios, mobile radios as well as repeaters.

The project marked another milestone of Hytera’s progress in the airport industry and in the Pakistani market. Its roster of clients in the airport industry includes Qatar Airways, PMIA Airport, Hong Kong Airport, Vienna Airport, Charles de Gaulle Airport, and Helsinki Airport.

Published in The Daily National Courier, August, 12 2022
Waste of money, probably kick back project- city is no where near populated enough for this expensive airport
 

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After completion of theoretical classes at the China-Pakistan Vocational Training Institute Gwadar, the trainees of Crane Operation trade are inducted by COPHC for on-site training.

COPHC is preparing e new generation of skilled workers and professionals..


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Gwadar women empowerment: 50 females get skilled training​


By Yasir Habib Khan | Gwadar Pro Sep 17, 2022



GWADAR, Sept.17 (Gwadar Pro) - As many as 50 female students have received 15 days free of cost hands-on training after completing their six months courses in Pak-China Technical and Vocational Institute (PCT & VI).
The course is a part of China’s efforts for women empowerment, offering them an excellent chance to become an integral component of the “high-tech man force” direly needed for Gwadar free zones as well as national and internationally competitive markets.
These female trainees received on-site skilled and professional training in five trades including Cargo Handling, Office Management, Chinese Language, Crane Operation and Financial Accounting.
They belonged to the first batch of 6-month course conducted by PCT & VI in collaboration with National Vocational and Technical Commission (NAVTAC) of Pakistan under Prime Minister’s Youth Skills Development program.
PCT & VI Principal Muhammad Hanif told Gwadar Pro that all female students of impoverished local communities of Gwadar seem to be naturally talented. They needed an opportunity to show their mettle and once chance came, they seized it and capitalized in professional way. Among them few are likely to get job letters from banks and companies working in Gwadar port, he disclosed.
“There was total 130 trainees in first batch. Out of them, 90 were male students and 50 were female students,” he replied a query.
These trainees are supposed to be technically and professionally trained and prepared for Gwadar Free Zones, he said, because companies in the Zone will direly seek such kind of skilled and qualified manforce.
The development has unleashed employment for Gwadar youth especially females in the business activities. With technical and professional education, and other allied facilities awarded to them free of cost, Gwadar Youth will prove to be an agent of change, transforming a small fishing town to a modern smart city, said Sohail Asghar, project director of PCT & VI.
Another PCT & VI official revealed that after the six-month course, a three-year course is planned. Students will spend one year in PCT & VI Gwadar and one and half years will be in the Shandong Institute of Commercial Technology (SICT) in China. Later, students will learn practical experience as an internee in courses’ related industry in China, he added.
“SICT has also agreed to design curriculum in line with requirements of industries. They also consented to bear operational cost of the institute for 3 years for Chinese faculty members’ boarding and lodging expenses. The contact agreement with SICT has been submitted to the Ministry of Maritime Affairs for approval,” he added.
COPHC Chairman Zhang Boazhong said, “Young people of Gwadar are the main and fundamental stakeholders of Port City of Gwadar. Their participation in operation & management of the deep-sea port, participation in industrial and commercial businesses, and in urbanization processes is key to all long-term developmental initiatives. This PCT & VI aims to shape and enhance skills of active population of Gwadar to participate in the growth of the Port City.”
Groundbreaking of PCT & VI was held on 16th December 2019. During the construction, it provided more than 1000 jobs for locals. This institute possesses 7,350 square meters as a total floor area comprising teaching buildings, training workshops, multi-function halls and dormitories for students and faculty. PCT &VI was built in October 2021 by China-aid at the cost of 83 million RMB.

 

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First Fertilizer Factory under Construction in Gwadar Free Zone making its way towards successful inception.
The industry will export locally-processed fertilizers to Pakistan and International market.


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Sino-Pak cooperation on tropical arid non-wood forest making Gwadar green​


By Wang Xiaotong | China Economic Net Sep 23, 2022



GWADAR, Sept. 23 (China Economic Net) – In Gwadar, the ‘shining pearl’ of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), scientists from China and Pakistan are developing various kinds of plants adapt to the local conditions to make the port city on the sandy land green.
So far, nearly 100,000 seedlings of bananas, dates, orchids and figs have been cultivated there under the Belt and Road Engineering Research Center for Tropical Arid Non-wood Forest, which is jointly launched by Central South University of Forestry and Technology, China Overseas Ports Holding Company Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd. and Yulin Holdings in 2018.
Now, increasingly more Sino-Pak cooperation is happening under the research center in Gwadar. Pakistani universities including University of Karachi, Indus University and University of Agriculture Faisalabad have participated in the research.
According to Dr. Muhammad Yousaf Adnan, Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, University of Karachi, researchers from China and Pakistan are working together to turn the barren lands and drought areas, especially Gwadar and other coastal areas into green lands. “In this way, we can combat the effects of global warming and climate change. Now a very magnificent and well-developed laboratory has been developed in Gwadar, and tissue culture laboratory experiments have been conducted there. We are cultivating such varieties there which fulfill the drought environment,” he said.
“Most of the local people in the coastal areas have no proper source of income. When I went to Gwadar last year in an exchange event, I saw with my own eyes that local people were buying seedlings and plants that were prepared in the tissue culture lab, and they were planting them in their area. The local people were taking big benefit from it,” Dr. Muhammad Yousaf Adnan told CEN.
“I am 100% hopeful that the cooperation will give many benefits to the economy of Pakistan and China, particularly the Pakistani economy. If we are successful in this purpose, Gwadar will be a model of how we can green an area under the environmental stress,” Dr. Muhammad Yousaf Adnan remarked with confidence.
“We should plant such plants in Gwadar or our tropical arid environment which will not only provide shade, oxygen, carbon dioxide regulation, and environmental benefits and we will also be able to earn through them. We should also observe benefits of our local communities and farming communities,” Dr. Irfan Ahmed Associate Professor, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, said. According to him, some promising results have been made like now they can grow bananas and harvested there for the first time.
Besides joint research, personnel exchange is also an important part of the cooperation. “Through the student exchange program, Chinese teachers and students will come to Indus University, and they will understand the environment, agriculture and culture here. In the same way, Pakistani students and teachers will also go to China and they will benefit from this university,” said Khalid Amin Sheikh, President, Indus University.

 

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COPHC set to bring 50 more Chinese firms to Gwadar Free Zone: Official​


By Khalid Aziz | Gwadar Pro Sep 27, 2022



ISLAMABAD, Sept 27 (Gwadar Pro) - The China Overseas Ports Holding Co. (COPHC) is all set to bring 50 more Chinese companies to Gwadar Free Zone in a year or two, an official told Gwadar Pro.
The official said that the 60-acre Phase I of the Gwadar Free Zone (GFZ) had already attracted 38 Chinese and 12 Pakistani firms. The North Free Zone (Phase II of the GFZ) has also been fully developed and two Chinese firms have already started construction activities there. “We are all set to bring 50 more companies to the North Free Zone within a year or two”, the official said. The Chinese companies coming to Phase II are large and prominent enterprises, which will give a big boost to industrialisation in Gwadar, he added.
The official, however, highlighted the scarcity of water and electricity in the port city as an impediment to future development. COPHC is doing everything in its capacity to end the two major problems, he said.
“We have already installed a desalination plant of 1 million gallons per day capacity, which we intend to enhance up to 5 million gallons per day in next 5-8 years. Also, we are ready to provide 5 megawatts of electricity from our 15MWs thermal power plant to the residents of Gwadar”, he said.
Meanwhile, the Balochistan government is spending Rs2.5 billion on a 1 million gallons per day desalination plant in the city. However, the water and electricity problems require much more to be done on the part of the provincial and federal governments to accelerate development in Gwadar, he said.
The federal government is connecting the port city with the national grid through a 550 kilometres long transmission line. However, “in our opinion, a localised solution will be the best to end the electricity outages on a permanent basis”, the official said. He was also accompanied by a senior official of a Chinese firm investing in the North Free Zone.
The official said that COPHC had been able to resolve various issues faced by the Chinese investors including the registration and arrangement of the NOCs. The government has established a Customs office at the China Town, a residential facility for Chinese investors, and a desk of Pakistan Single Window (PSW). The visa issues have also been largely resolved, he said while urging the government to fast-track the projects to resolve the issues pertaining to water and electricity.
COPHC is the operator of Gwadar Port and developer of Gwadar Free Zone.

 

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Students from Girls College Gwdar. and GDA School enthusiastically took part in the plantation drive and were extensively briefed on the completed and ongoing projects in Gwadar..


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