Gwadar Master Plan June 2019
Chief Minister of Balochistan stated that the provincial government is committed to implement the Gwadar master plan. Gwadar is emerging into the business hub of Pakistan where development is underway with rapid pace and major changes are expected after the launch of Gwadar Master Plan that’s expected within 2019. Present Government is emphasizing on rapid development comprehending the role of Gwadar in economic revival of Pakistan. Everyday there is progressive news for concerned bodies regarding the development of smart port city and here is another major development that’s worth appreciation.
Gwadar – Hub of Regional Trade
On Tuesday 18 June, Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar (Minister for Planning, Development and Reform) was chairing the steering committee on the Gwadar Smart Port City Master Plan. He stated that government is planning to formulate a policy that would turn Gwadar into the hub of regional trade and economic development under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
He further added that the smart port city plan will play a spine role in achieving sustainable development in the port city. A briefing was given on the Gwadar master plan by Project Director CPEC, Hassan Daud and the Fourth Harbor Design Institute (FHDI).
Gwadar Master Plan June 2019 – Latest Update
During chairing this important briefing on Gwadar Smart Port City Master Plan, Minister Bakhtiar expressed assurance that Gwadar Master Plan would be finalized soon and be submitted to the cabinet for final approval.He underlined that the Gwadar Master Plan is a major milestone towards achieving an inclusive and sustainable development of the coastal city.
“The rights of the local population will be protected and they will be facilitated in every possible manner so that they can reap the benefits of development in Gwadar” said Minister Bakhtiar.
Bakhtiar said that the Gwadar port has the potential to improve the socio-economic lives of people of the city and Balochistan at large which would connect the region’s land and maritime route thereby benefiting the entire region. Bakhtiar also stressed that the land price speculation in Gwadar also needs to be regulated.
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