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ziaulislam

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things are never black and white
emirates was like blood brother to us not so long ago
m sure we have also done something to make them look towards india
no they werent, we were a security patner only, they neevr really invested or fostered deep relations with pakistan

why india, well economic reasons, india is the next giant and dubai, UAE higly depends upon india commerical relationships

while saudis need a new market for oil, since Europe demand is shrinking fast and will disappear soon while America is already gone due to local shale production. Only china and india are left ..rest of market is gone
Gwadar SEZ: 43 Chinese companies vow to take part in industrialization


February 17, 2021


Zhang Baozhong, the chairman of China Overseas Ports Holding Company, while clearing the air of uncertainty created by CPEC adversaries regarding the pace of work in Gwadar, said that work on all CPEC projects is in full swing and cargo ships have started arriving. He said that 43 Chinese companies are going to invest in Gwadar industrial zone while 200 more firms have been registered for the purpose. Moreover, he said that after its completion, the port will become an economic hub and generate a lot of employment opportunities.

Zhang Baozhong, the chairman of China Overseas Ports Holding Company – the firm that operates Gwadar Port – has said that the first phase of the special economic zone under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has been completed in which 43 Chinese companies are going to invest while 200 more firms have been registered for the purpose.

Talking to The Express Tribune, the chairman said that besides infrastructure and energy projects, various industries, including textiles, chemicals, automobiles and mobiles, would be set up in the Gwadar industrial zone, which will create more employment opportunities.

Baozhong rejected the reports circulating in the media about hindrances in the multibillion-dollar project, saying that work on CPEC is going on in full swing and there are no impediments as the “government of Pakistan is extending full cooperation”.

“Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the pace of work has not slowed down and many CPEC projects have been completed ahead of time,” Baozhong said, adding that after the completion of CPEC, Gwadar will become the largest port in the region and an important economic hub in the world, which would benefit various countries.


“The Gwadar Port is fully operational and cargo ships have started arriving,” he said, announcing that a liquefied natural gas terminal will also be established at the port.

“CPEC is a great economic project,” he said. “It is a symbol of the cohesive relationship between
Pakistan and China and a testament to our friendship.”

Donning the national dress of Pakistan, he chanted the slogan “long live Pak-China friendship”.
On the attire, he said, “I like shalwar kameez as my heart beats for Pakistan.”

Meanwhile, Gwadar Development Authority Director General Shahzeb Khan Kakar told The Express
Tribune that under the 2050 Master Plan, the issues of water and electricity for the “150,000 people” of Gwadar would be resolved by the end of next year (2022). However, the people of the port city claim that their population is over 300,000.

“Work is in full swing on a desalination plant, which will convert five million gallons of seawater into drinking water and a 300 megawatts coal-fired power plant,” Kakar said. “Both the projects will be functional by January 2023.”

He also announced projects worth Rs20 billion for the uplift of the people of Gwadar.
“Efforts are afoot to turn Gwadar into a tax-free economic zone and a port city,” he said, adding that a one-window system is also being introduced to facilitate investors.

He shared that they were inviting the business community to establish industries in Gwadar for the generation of revenue. “A 250-km road network has been laid in Gwadar,” Kakar said, adding that an industrial zone in Gwadar would comprise three divisions. “An education city and a diplomatic zone will also be established in the port city.”

Further, Balochistan Department of Industry and Commerce Additional Secretary Manzoor Hussain said that the provincial government has formulated rules for allotment of land in industrial zones in the province. “Land will now be allotted in industrial zones only to those industrialists who will set them up within the stipulated time frame,” Hussain said, adding that work on development projects in Gwadar was underway under CPEC.

On the development of the port city, Gwadar Industrial Estate Development Authority Managing Director Attaullah Jogezai said that the provincial government will soon allocate 20,000 acres of land for the special economic zone.

Gwadar Club Chairman Brigadier (retd) Asif Mehmood said, “Special security arrangements have been made in and around Gwadar, which has led to peace in Balochistan.”
gawadar will only be sucessful if a good connection to Afghanistan is made ..currently karachi still offers shorter route to afgahnistan!

second large industrial parks leveraging cheap land in the surrounding need to be created for manufacturing around gawadar

this is only possible if gawadar is connected via gas & electricity to rest of the country, currently gawadar has no power

in short billions of $$ need to be spent on gawadar and another port city between gawadar and karachi
 

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no they werent, we were a security patner only, they neevr really invested or fostered deep relations with pakistan

why india, well economic reasons, india is the next giant and dubai, UAE higly depends upon india commerical relationships

while saudis need a new market for oil, since Europe demand is shrinking fast and will disappear soon while America is already gone due to local shale production. Only china and india are left ..rest of market is gone

gawadar will only be sucessful if a good connection to Afghanistan is made ..currently karachi still offers shorter route to afgahnistan!

second large industrial parks leveraging cheap land in the surrounding need to be created for manufacturing around gawadar

this is only possible if gawadar is connected via gas & electricity to rest of the country, currently gawadar has no power

in short billions of $$ need to be spent on gawadar and another port city between gawadar and karachi
u must know nothing about uae and its investments in pakistan and certainly not saudia
our telecommunications
our oil sector
and many many more sectors are most heavily invested by uae
saudis lost a billion dollar investment in pakistan in twairqi steel mills
just because zardari wanted his cut
khalifa point refining projects is halted because we didn’t gave land
m not saying they are never at fault but we aren’t saits either
they provide billions in market to us and much more
 

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A New Gwadar International Airport (NGIA)
is being built and will be country's biggest when completed in late 2022 and is supposed to be South Asia's biggest Airport. Occupying 4,300 acres (17 km²) of land, it is located in Gurandani.

26 km north-east of the existing airport in Gwadar City on the south-western Arabian Sea coast of Balochistan region. NGIA is expected to cost $246 million. It is fully funded by China as a grant.

PM Imran Khan had laid down the foundation stone for NGIA on 29 March 2019.

This greenfield airport will include a modern terminal building alongside a cargo terminal with refrigeration facilities for perishable items with an initial handling capacity of 30000tonnes a year NGIA will have the capacity to accommodate aircraft wide body aircraft including, Airbus A380 & Boeing 747-400 and including narrow body aircraft such as ATR-72 & Boeing 737-900.

The CAA Pakistan had awarded the design to build contract of the new airport to the China Communications Construction Company (CCC), which is expected to be completed in late 2022.

PC: Startup Pakistan
 

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Silk Road Investment Summit Gwadar 2021 highlights full potential of CPEC

March 20, 2021


Silk Road Investment Summit Gwadar 2021 highlighted the trade, commerce, tourism and potential of CPEC for development projects.

The delegation visited the CPEC Port. Tree plantation drive was conducted by the SDGs academy facilitated by Gwadar Development Authority in the GDA Park.

Turbut campus students volunteered the tree plantation sponsored by green holding.

Summit held at Business Centre Gwadar, Chief Guest Jawad Ahmed (Rear Admiral Pak Navy and Commandar West) Zhang Baozhong Chairman COPHC chaired the summit along 54 Countries on line virtually participated.

Chief guest and host distributed Sevinor. Team visited Gwadar Port Authority & Gwadar Development Authority offices, Speed Boat Ride by Pak Navy, visited Jannat Bazaars, Fish Harbour, cricket stadium, Newtown Projects, Gwadar Club, etc.

Silk Road summit 2021 is supported by China Overseas Port Holding Company & Balochistan Economy & Business Consultancy (LLP).
 

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Gwadar CPEC Warehouse, Gwadar Commercial Zone inaugurated

April 5, 2021

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The Gwadar CPEC Warehouses (GCW) and ‘Gwadar Commercial Zone (GCZ) have been inaugurated with established cargo storage facilities and development of office buildings, hotels, markets etc at prime locations adjacent to the new Gwadar International Airport. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Director General (DG) Gwadar Development Authority (GDA) Shahzeb Khan Kakar, as well as investors, and real state representatives. Shahzeb Khan Kakar has said that development work under the new Gwadar Master Plan is in full swing, while work on planning and legislative fronts has been finalized, and the infrastructure development side will also see progress in days to come.

KARACHI: In line with Pakistan and China’s ambitious development plans for the Port City of Gwadar, inauguration of ‘Gwadar CPEC Warehouses’ (GCW) and ‘Gwadar Commercial Zone’ GCZ) took place on Friday to establish cargo storage facilities and development of office buildings, hotels, markets etc at prime locations adjacent to the new Gwadar International Airport.

The inauguration ceremony was graced by Director General (DG) Gwadar Development Authority (GDA) Shahzeb Khan Kakar with his presence. A number of investors, and real state representatives were also present on the occasion.

Gwadar CPEC Warehouses’ and ‘ Gwadar Commercial Zone are projects of Akbar Group and its marketing is being carried out by the Star Marketing.

Shahzeb Khan Kakar said development work under new Gwadar Master Plan is in full swing, work on planning and legislative fronts has been finalized, while the infrastructure development side will also see progress in days to come.
While appreciating Akbar Group for the fulfilment of its commitments, he vowed to extend his all out support.
He said GDA is in constant touch with ABAD for its micro planning. We don’t want any arbitrary work that would be unacceptable for the stakeholders – the locals, developers, and the investors. “No stakeholder should feel left out in the process of development,” he said.

He said the Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal is the firm believer of taking people on board. On his direction, GDA is conducting public hearings to take recommendation, input of the concerned parties to incorporate them in the development policy.

Up to 80 percent demands of the investors have been incorporated in the master plan.
He said the Master Plan is not something to be kept hidden. Rather the purpose of this document is to ensure economic development along with the human development.

We are trying to declare Gwadar a tax free city. On request of CM Balochistan, legislation has been moved to the Parliament for considerations. It’s the dream of CM Balochistan to see Gwadar like Dubai. He said development is not possible without political will.

Kakar said the city will be developed under the highest of international standards to be an economic hub for the entire region and beyond.

To a query, he said Gwadar Development Authority has decided to revoke the licenses of fake and dubious housing sites, besides taking action against those responsible. The port will become the largest commercial and economic center in South Asia.

According to the new Gwadar Smart City Master Plan, Gwadar’s population will increase rapidly in the long run. The city will require some 15,800 new homes by 2025, 47,600 by 2030 and 254,500 by 2050.

The plan has been implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Planning and Development, Gwadar Development Authority and China Communications Construction Company. Under the plan, 15,800 new houses will be required in Gwadar city by 2025, which will increase to 47,600 by 2030. On this occasion, Akbar Group founder Akbar Ali thanked the guests from Karachi.
 

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Pakistan Customs has facilitated the clearance of the first import cum export consignment by M/s HK Sun Corporation limited, which will be further processed in Gwadar Free Zone established under China CPEC and later on items will be exported from Pakistan.

The first consignment consisting of metal scrap was processed and cleared by the Model Customs Collectorate, (A&F) West, Karachi and goods reached Gwadar Free Zone regulated by Model Customs Collectorate Gwadar.

More shipments of raw material of the same company are under way to Pakistan which will be further used in manufacturing of goods to be exported.


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No planning, no zoning, haphazard construction; in short no urban planning.
Gwadar seems like an opportunity pilfered.

Welcome to Pakistan.
Actually, the construction in Gwadar is following a well laid-out plan made by Chinese and GPA authorities. There is a whole big model of the ultimate shape of Gwadar City which the Chinese always show to visitors...the present construction is following as per that plan, that plan also forms part of the Gwadar Smart Port City Master Plan so conflicts between the two are ruled out. Construction has been prioritized and no project is late as of now.
 

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Actually, the construction in Gwadar is following a well laid-out plan made by Chinese and GPA authorities. There is a whole big model of the ultimate shape of Gwadar City which the Chinese always show to visitors...the present construction is following as per that plan, that plan also forms part of the Gwadar Smart Port City Master Plan so conflicts between the two are ruled out. Construction has been prioritized and no project is late as of now.
Alas the current situation feels like the plan isn't being followed. I've worked with the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council and the plans they have to transform the city is amazing; and this was way back in 2012.
 

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