Gwadar’s connectivity

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THE strategically located Gwadar port is all set to become regional hub of trade and tourism.

To achieve this objective, it is heartening to see that government is giving special emphasis to improve connectivity with the port city.

Chairman CPEC Authority Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa (Retd) in a tweet on Tuesday said about 60 percent construction work of Basima-Khuzdar road had been completed while construction of Hoshab Awaran road has also started.

The 146kms Hoshab-Awaran Project is an integral part of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) central alignment that connects Gwadar Port with Sindh.

The project is expected to be completed in three years at an estimated cost of Rs20 billion.

Other road infrastructure projects that have improved connectivity in the area include Quetta-Hoshab, Surab-Quetta, Gwadar Hoshab and Ratodero-Khuzdar roads.

Chairman CPEC Authority deserves appreciation for accelerating pace of work on CPEC related projects.

He also keeps updating about progress on the CPEC projects and that indicates how much importance the country gives to these corridor project.

Indeed future of Pakistan is linked with this mega project that will ultimately take the country towards rapid industralisation.

There should be no compromise on implementation of Gwadar master plan, which envisages holistic development of the port city.

Provision of all facilities there will really attract investments in high tech industries and take their products to the Middle East and other destinations.

We understand both Pakistan and China have ambitious plans for Gwadar, which will definitely be turned into reality to achieve the cherished dream of making this deep-sea port into a centre of trade.

Similarly Gwadar is an ideal place to emerge as an attractive tourist destination due to its beautiful beaches, sea life, large open spaces and its proximity to the Gulf.

The beaches in Gwadar are finest in the world, offering sunshine round the year.

These beaches can be developed and exploited by hotel, recreational and tourist industry to their high prospects.

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