Development in Gwadar
Gwadar Port is Pakistanís largest infrastructural project since independence.
Government of Pakistan allocated 20.3 million dollar in current fiscal budget 2006-07.
The total cost of project may go up to 2.2 billion dollars.
Pakistan will earn 60 billion dollar per year just on transaction of trade after the complete operation of Gwadar Port.
Government of Pakistan declares Gwadar Port Duty Free and Economic Free Zone.
The first phase of Gwadar Port has almost complete on the amount of 300 million dollar and will operational at the end of this year.
Beijing is also investing billions of dollars in western China a grand 5-year plan to develop it and Gwadar is a necessarily part of that 5 year plan.
Pakistan has invested more than an amount of 2 Billion dollars to upgrade Gwadar and completion of related development program in the last two years. Just Provincial Government of Balochistan is spending 4.5 billion Rupees in Gwadar.
Gwadar to Koh-e-taftan Railway Track feasibility is being worked out and approximately 480 billion rupees will be spent on this project. Gwadar Port to Dulbundien Railway Line survey is under process and government allocated amount of 75 billion Rupees for this survey. Pakistan decided for better rail link with Iran, rehabilitates 638 Km long Quetta Zahidan section on amount of 13 billion Rupees. The government also working 146 KM long Quetta Chaman Railway line to trade Central Asian States and it will cost of 80 Billion Rupees. Gwadar will be Rail linked with Europe via Iran and Turkey. China and Pakistan are opening 4 new passenger and Cargo rail road, 2 cargo routes will Gwadar Port to Xijang province of China.
Wapda is investing an amount of 7 million dollars on Mirani Dam Project. An amount of 37 crore is being spent on Shadi Core Dam and billion of rupees on rehabilitation of Onkara Dam. Government is also spending 6 corers on D-Selination plants and also also a plan of 100 Km long pipe line from sundser to Gwadar. Sod Dam is constructed with amount of 100 million rupees that will also irrigate 3400 acres land.
The construction of 2600 KM long Asian Highway with an amount of 35 billion Rupees has been started. Worth of billion Rupees spent on Coastal Highway that has been completed in 4 phases, the second phase is under process and frontier works has started work on Gwadar to Pasni road. Turbat Hoshab motorway will complete in this year. In Gwadar 4 main highways, Main Boulevard, Jinnah Avenue, Marine Drive and Balochistan Broadway have been completed with amount of billion rupees, almost 70% of work has of these roads has been completed. Gwadar to Iran road is under construction and will be completed in 2 years. 58 Crore rupees have been spent on syed abad, kulg, kulmat and kupper to link Coastal Highway. The major construction company of Middle East will construct the 800 Km long Gwadar, Quetta, Sukkhur Express Way.
This year Wapda will start work to build 4 new Grid Stations in Gwadar. Pakistan and Iran signed an agreement; Pakistan will purchase 100 Mega Watt electricity from Iran for Gwadar. A well equipped grid station will be built on Gwadar Port. 2 billion rupees will be spent on 70 Km long 220 KW power line. 24 Mega Wat Grid station will be built in Gwadar industrial Estate.
LPG Gas has been supplying to Gwadar since March 2006 with an amount of 1 billion Rupees.
The first industrial estate of the emerging port city of Gwadar will be functional by the end of this year. In the first phase; a special committee had allotted 1,136 acres of land to industrialists while 455 applications are pending. The Balochistan government has earmarked over 3,000 acres land for the estate. Pakistanís biggest oil refinery worth if billion rupees will be set up in Gwadar and it has capacity refines 60,000 barrel oil per day.
Work on construction of Sports Complex is continuing with amount of Rupees 5 Corer, and work on building of an international cricket stadium will start soon.
The government has planed to establish 1 IT management University, Engineering College, 2 Degree colleges, Medical College with 200 beds, Islamic centers, 20 primary and high schools for boys and girls and Central public library in Gwadar.
PIA has purchased 7 new ATR turbo plane for Gwadar and Air Blue has started daily 2 flights from Karachi to Gwadar.
Old hospital is being up graded and 8 new hospitals and fitness centers will construct.
New International standard Airport is going to be built in Gwadar. Government of Pakistan has allocated 563.35 million rupees and Oman provides 2.3 million dollar for the construction of new Airport.
An IT Center will be established in Gwadar.
Pakistan and Iran will discuss the possibility of starting a ferry service between Iranian port cha bahar and Gwadar Port of Pakistan.
PTCL has expanded 300 land lines in telephone exchange in Gwadar, and has forward of the feasibility of 10,000 more line to federal government. For fastest Link Karachi to Gwadar Fiber Optic line has been completed for Gwadar.