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Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has approval of New Gwadar International Airport project at a cost of Rs 55.4 billion.
This airport is funded by Government of Pakistan and 1.52 billion yuan or Rs. 34 billion Chinese grant.


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1st consignment of 8 containers containing seafood has left Port on MV Esperanza for China. This successful international transshipment will open new avenues of economic development for country & is a testament to our readiness for international business



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The 5th Meeting of the Joint Working Group on Gwadar was held through a video link, today.

The meeting was co-chaired by the Secretary, Ministry of Planning, Development, & Special Initiatives (MoPD&SI), Mathar Niaz Rana from the Pakistan side, and Director-General, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Ying Xiong, from the Chinese side.

In his opening remarks, Director General, NDRC said that the development of the Gwadar is a priority and will be pushed forward with vigor and zeal. The Secretary, PD&SI acknowledged the continuous support extended by the Chinese government for the development of Gwadar and assured the Chinese side of Pakistan’s unwavering commitment to accelerate the development projects in Gwadar.



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As reported the government has finalized and approved the ‘Gwadar Smart City Master Plan. The Federal Secretary Maritime Affairs Rizwan Ahmed announced the approval yesterday.

It was also revealed by Senator Mushahid Hussain present at the meeting said that a major part of the #Afghan transit trade was passing through Gwadar already.

The government he said was seeking the creation of a dry port by #Uzbekistan and was in talks with the authorities there to make it happen. The dry port thus would serve all Central Asian Republics (CARs). Senator Ahmed said further that Uzbek authorities were keen to shift their exports and imports to Gwadar as it was the nearest port city for them.



Gwadar Smart City Master Plan

The officials revealed the projected details of the Gwadar Smart City Master Plan; the population of which is expected to exceed two million people in the long-term with high-paid expatriate professionals accounting for up to 80% of the population.


The city is likely to attract high commercial activity since the government will provide a tax-free zone there. Pakistan’s largest international airport had been inaugurated earlier this year in the new city.

The officials further projected that high-tech industries would be established, mega shopping malls, luxury resorts, and man made islands too would be created eventually in and around Gwadar



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The transit goods in Afghanistan have been gradually normalized. On 8 December, 22,000 tons of DAP fertilizer arrived and will be unloaded, bagged and trucked to Afghanistan in Gwadar. Under the epidemic situation, it provides a rare business opportunity for local customs clearance, labor service and logistics companies!



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CPEC Pak Afghan Transit

The 2nd Afghan transit vessel arrived at Gwadar port. DAP will be discharged, bagged and loaded on bonded trucks to Afghanistan , Gwadar port continues to provide business opportunity for local logistics companies.



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Fibre optic cable laid in Gwadar

EVP says PTCL has taken initiatives to improve internet connectivity in industrial areas


December 18, 2020




KARACHI: A new fibre optic cable has been laid in Gwadar which is good news for future investors, said Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) Executive Vice President Abdul Zahir Achakzai.
He was speaking at a meeting with industrialists at the Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI) on Thursday.

On the international front, the Gwadar city plays a pivotal role under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and by extension under the Silk Road initiative of China. At the local level, the port city is important for Balochistan as well as the rest of Pakistan.


CPEC’s commercial route runs from Gwadar to western China. The corridor, now worth over $60 billion, needs faster internet connectivity to run its large-scale operations smoothly.

Achakzai added that the company had taken several initiatives to improve internet connectivity in industrial areas as it acknowledged the importance of communication infrastructure. “We have already taken a number of measures to improve internet connectivity in Korangi along with the rest of the city,” he said.

Speaking on the occasion, KATI President Saleemuz Zaman said internet connectivity, speed and efficiency had emerged as the new standard and prerequisite for industrialisation and business growth.

Highlighting that PTCL had enhanced its services, Zaman voiced hope that it would reach on a par with communication standards of modern times.

Talking about KATI, he said its first priority was its members and their facilitation in every possible way.
“We urge all the service providers in the area to build effective coordination with the Korangi Industrial and Trading Estate Development and Management Company (KITE-DMC) as many infrastructure projects are underway,” he said.

KITE-DMC Chairman and CEO Zubair Chhaya urged officials to establish a mechanism for better coordination between PTCL and KITE.

He assured them that PTCL would be consulted prior to any development work in the area to avoid any losses to both sides
 

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Gwadar fencing project kick-starts to shield belt and road projects

In initial stage, barbed wires will be installed around 15,000-acre land of Gwadar city
GPA chief says the initiative to install fences will transform Gwadar and it will become safer and more secure

As part of security measures to protect belt and road projects from potential terrorist attacks, the work on Gwadar Fencing Project has finally kicked off under the Gwadar Smart Port City Master Plan 2017-2050, local media has reported.

As per details, barbed wires will be installed in phases in collaboration with the army, Makran Administration, Gwadar Development Authority, Gwadar Port Authority and Balochistan government.

In the initial stage, security fences are being installed around 15,000-acre land of Gwadar city. Three or four entry and exit points will be established to help regulate inflow and outflow of traffic and people in a befitting manner.

Commenting on the matter, Gwadar Port Authority (GPA) Chairman Naseer Khan Kashani said that the fencing project will change the security dynamics in Gwadar Port as well as Gwadar city, globally-famous as crown jewel of CPEC.

“It was a long proposed desire that has come true now,” he added. He said that the initiative to install fences will transform Gwadar and it will become safer and more secure.

Kashani maintained that one of the finest advantages of fencing Gwadar would be to help instil the sense of free movement. “Check post free area inside the fence lines would allow people walking and driving as per their own time and pace like as bird flying in sky,” he mentioned.

Meanwhile, GDA senior official said that Chinese nationals who are working on different projects in the area could not enjoy routine life in the streets and markets of Gwadar due to security issues. “Recent terror attack at private hotel in Gwadar had further limited their foot movement,” he adde
 

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Gwadar modern greenhouse construction is underway and to be completed and put in operation soon. #GreenPakistan
#GreenGwadar
#CPEC



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Development of Gwadar Port continues to advance

By China Economic Net

by Cheng Xizhong

On January 6, President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi visited Gwadar and underlined the need to utilize Gwadar Port free zone area for transit trade with regional countries including Afghanistan.

At a briefing on progress work about the master plan of Gwadar City and operationalization of Gwadar Port, the president said that the speedy flow of traffic at Gwadar Port must be ensured. He urged the authorities to accelerate development activities and remove all hindrances in this regard through consensus-building and consultation with the relevant stakeholders. He particularly thanked the Chinese Government for constructing state-of-the-art China Business Centre (CBC) in Gwadar.

President Dr. Arif Alvi’s visit has fully demonstrated that the Pakistani leadership attaches great importance to continuously promoting the construction of Gwadar Port, a shining pearl of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

To speed up the construction of the related projects in Gwadar Port, relevant departments of China and Pakistan held the fifth meeting of the Joint Working Group (JWG) through video link on November 30, 2020, in which both sides reviewed progress on projects related to Gwadar Port, road and air infrastructure, provision of water supply and sanitation facilities.

Since early 2020, China and Pakistan have jointly strived to overcome the impact of novel coronavirus pneumonia and promote the stable and healthy construction and operation of the series projects in Gwadar.

Relevant Chinese enterprises have undertaken an enormous amount of work in the fields of joint operations against the pandemic and social livelihood, and won wide acclaim and appreciation from all walks of life in Gwadar. Gwadar Port has become a bright spot of successfully balancing pandemic prevention and project construction during the CPEC development in 2020.

Now in Gwadar Port, five container cranes have been added. A stack yard of 100,000 square meters has been built. The seawater desalination equipment and container scanning devices have been added, and the port function has been fully restored. At the moment, the terminal can accommodate two 50,000 DWT freighters at the same time, and can handle bulk cargo, container and roll on-roll off cargo, with full operation capacity.

The development of Gwadar Port is forcefully driving the economic development of Balochistan and even Pakistan as a whole. Moreover, Gwadar Port will become the nearest sea port for Afghanistan, Tajikistan and other Central Asian inland countries, and become a regional logistics and shipping center. Gwadar Port will also become an important logistics, trade, emerging industries, science and technology, culture and education center in southwest Pakistan.

Cheng Xizhong, Visiting Professor at Southwest University of Political Science and Law,Senior Fellow of the Charhar Institute, former Defense Attache in South Asian countries.
 

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Vessels of 2021 arrived at Gwadar port. Welcome


1---- LPG vessel GAS ARMA ETA, weighted 1.6K tones, arrived at Gwadar Port

2 ---- Afghan Transit DAP vessel BLUE BALESTIER ETA, weighted 18K tones, arrived at 11:30.
 

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Gwadar port is considered a strategic location, giving China and Central Asia access to the Gulf region and the Middle East. Gwadar port will become the main sea gate for Central Asia. It will also become easier to send products from Xinjiang and central Asian countries to other regions. “The corridor will help reduce transport time for goods from Gwadar port to western China and central Asian regions by about 60 or 70 per cent,”

Qatar officials understand the importance of Gwadar as a great game-changer in the region and they planned to invest 15% of the “China–Pakistan Economic Corridor” (CPEC), a collection of infrastructure projects that are currently under construction throughout Pakistan, so that to put pressure on Dubai and the UAE as the animosity between the two country has recently became more harsh.

To sum up, the geoeconomic and geopolitical situation in South Asia is changing swiftly. This can be credited to the fact that the emerging powers in the region are redefining their presence. China, Pakistan and Qatar are formulating the economic agenda of the region based on the geo-economics of Gwadar port while India and the UAE are strongly against this prospect

UAE Ambassador to India declared that China’s investment for expanding Gwadar port in Pakistan will have negative impact on the UAE’s interests.

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A top Emirati security official, known for making controversy-catching remarks on wide-ranging issues, took to Twitter to denounce Pakistanis, accusing them of being a "dangerous threat to Gulf societies".
 

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