Quetta: The Balochistan government unveiled the Gwadar Master Plan 2050 on Thursday, a news source reported. The master plan states that no relocation of old neighbourhoods will take place while the authorities concerned restore the old status of the port city.
Previously, the provincial government approved the Gwadar master plan, which it would enforce till 2050. Following this approval, the Gwadar Development Authority (GDA) is set to begin new development projects in the city.
GDA Chief Engineer Syed Muhammad Baloch addressed a ceremony on Thursday, stating that Gwadar had various sports venues from the Omani era. He added that they would restore these venues to maintain the city’s ancient status. He highlighted the environment-friendly projects initiated in the blue-sea city. He said that the GDA had intensified their progress on greenery projects, in addition to setting up a new greenbelt.
The GDA chief revealed that the sewerage line project worth PKR 507 million would be completed by end of 2019. Meanwhile, another 16-kilometre sewerage project would be completed during the next phase, he added. He also urged people to cooperate with the district administration to keep the city clean.
Baloch revealed that the provincial government has allocated PKR 20 million for the Baba-e-Bizenjo Football stadium and the Senator Ishaq Cricket stadium in Gwadar. He stressed that the government was investing serious time and effort to initiate sports activities in the city.
Meanwhile, Gwadar Port Authority (GPA) Chairman Naseer Khan Kashani addressed the National Assembly Standing Committee on Maritime Affairs on Thursday. He notified them that various projects in Gwadar were near completion.
Kashani told the committee that the authorities concerned had completed 90% construction of the industrial units in the Pilot Zone. He added that relevant departments had also resolved issues related with the Eastbay Expressway.