Govt committed to develop Gwadar as modern Smart Port City


Staff Reporter


Director General, Gwadar Development Authority (GDA), Shahzeb Khan Kakar has said that all hurdles of Gwadar’s development has been removed and that the city will be future Singapore as modern Gwadar master plan and byelaws are ready to take off development activities and government is committed to make Gwadar a Smart Port City.
He was addressing a meeting with members of Association of Builders and Developers of Pakistan (ABAD) at ABAD House here on Monday.
Chairman ABAD Mohsin Sheikhani, Senior Vice Chairman Sohail Warind, Chairman Southern Region Muhammad Ali Ratadia, Shahid Baloch, Director Town Planning GDA and Nadir Baloch, Assistant Town Planning, former chairman ABAD Junaid Ashraf Taloo, Hassan Bakshi, CEO of Star Marketing Wasiq Naeem and a number of ABAD members were present on this occasion.
Shahzeb Khan said that Gwadar had to become modern city like Singapore before 10 years but due to some mistakes this dream could not be realized.
Now these mistakes are ratified and I am confident that in the presence of a well organized Association like ABAD there is no reason why Gwadar cannot become Singapore, he said adding that the main problem of Gwadar was non-availability of water but this issue is solved as water pipelines are being installed from various dams, whiha are having capacity of supplying water to the port city for five years and desalination plants are also being installed. He said that the second hurdle of Gawadar’s development was of electricity, which is overcome as a 300 Megawatt power station is being established with rapid pace.
He said that the third major hurdle was of law and order in the city but now Gwadar is the safest city of Pakistan. He said that Gwadar will be made a Digitalized city and all land records will be digitalized. He claimed that by 2050 Gwadar’s economic turnover will reach to 30 billion US dollar and per capita income is expected to be 15000 US dollar while it may be noted that Pakistan’s current per capita income is 1350 US dollar.