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Gwadar Projects Progress

# Project Name Progress Update Pictures Details
1 KKH Phase II (Thakot -Havelian Section)
  • Work commenced in September, 2016
  • Contractor mobilized
  • To be completed by March 2020
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2 Peshawar-Karachi Motorway (Multan-Sukkur Section)
  • Construction works commenced in August, 2016
  • Contractor mobilized
  • Multan-Shujabad section inaugurated by Prime Minister on May 2018
  • Completion planned in August 2019
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3 Khuzdar-Basima Road N-30 (110 km)
  • Feasibility and PC-I completed
  • PC-I has been approved by ECNEC on 12-04-2017
  • Procurement of Civil Work is under process
  • The project Basima Khuzdar has been taken up through PSDP 
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4 Upgradation of D.I.Khan (Yarik) – Zhob, N-50 Phase-I (210 km)
  • PC-I Approved by ECNEC on 12th April, 2017.
  • Land acquisition in Progress.
  • Accorded highest priority in 8th JCC


Upgradation of D.I.Khan (Yarik) - Zhob, N-50 Phase-I (210 km) view details
5 KKH Thakot-Raikot N35 remaining portion (136 Km)
  • Feasibility and PC-I completed
  • PC-I has been approved by ECNEC on 18-03-2017
  • LOI forwarded to Chinese side
  • Procedural formalities to be completed shortly
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Rail Sector Projects
6 Expansion and reconstruction of existing Line ML-1
  • Feasibility completed
  • ML-1 Project declared ‘Strategic’ by 6th JCC in Beijing
  • Framework Agreement on ML-1 signed on 15th May 2017 during PM Visit to China
  • Commercial Contract for Preliminary Design signed on 15th May, 2017
  • Project will be completed in 2 phases
  • PC-1 of Phase-1 approved by CDWP in May 2018​
  • Expected COD 2022
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7 Havelian Dry port (450 M. Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units)
  • Feasibility completed
  • Project to be put on fast track
  • Framework agreement signed in May 2017
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8 Capacity Development of Pakistan Railways
  • Focus groups be established for effective training and capacity enhancement
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# Project Name Progress Update Details
1 Gwadar East-Bay Expressway
  • Cost approved by ECNEC on 12-01-2015
  • Contract Agreement was signed b/w GPA & CCCC on 24-09-2017
  • Groundbreaking ceremony of Eastbay Expressway was held on 22nd November 2017 by Prime Minister
  • Construction work underway
  • Date of Completion October, 2020
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2 New Gwadar International Airport view details
3 Construction of Breakwaters
  • Draft business plan has been received from Chinese (COPHCL), under review by MoP&S and GPA
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4 Dredging of berthing areas & channels
  • Draft business plan has been received from Chinese (COPHCL), under review by MoP&S and GPA
  • Draft MoU for joint Technical and Commercial Feasibility has also been Prepared and being vetted by concerned Ministries
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5 Development of Free Zone
  • Tax exemptions for port and Free Zone notified in Finance Bill 2016 
  • Ground breaking done by the Prime Minister
  • 100% private Investment inside Free Zone. To be operated by COPHCL
  • 1st phase completed and inagurated in January 2018
  • Significant progress and response from investors
  • Gwadar Free Zone investment guide line published
  • First Gwadar Expo was held in January 2018
  • A number of industries to start construction work in soon
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6 Necessary facilities of fresh water treatment, water supply and distribution
  • PC-I for 5 MGD RO plant for Gwadar cleared by CDWP
  • Phase-1, lying of pipelines from Swad Dam to Gwadar is near completion.
  • Desalination plant establishment on BOT is floated 
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7 Pak China Friendship Hospital
  • Grant  request  sent by EAD to MOFCOM
  • Feasibility study completed by Chinese team to add 100 beds from existing 50, for subsequent extension to 300 beds
  • LOE is signed on 10th April 2018 between EAD adn MOFCOM
  • Implementation mintues signed on 29th March 2019
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8 Pak-China Technical and Vocational Institute at Gwadar
  • GPA acquired 18 acres land and infrastructure of old Gwadar Degree College for establishment of Pak-China Technical & Vocational Institute
  • The onsite feasibility study of the project has been carried out in January 2017 by the China  International Engineering Company
  • Minutes of onsite feasibility study has been signed with Chinese side on 09th August 2017
  • LOE between EAD and MOFCOM signed in April 2018
  • Implementation mintues signed on 29th March 2019
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9 Gwadar Smart Port City Master Plan  

  • MoU signed in Nov 2015
  • LOE signed in August 2015
  • Chinese Fourth Harbour Design Institute has been nominated for Gwadar Smart City Plan
  • Contract Signed in May 2017
  • Completion planned in May 2019


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10 Bao Steel Park, petrochemicals, stainless steel and other industries in Gwadar
  • Necessary approval process would be completed at the earliest for inclusion as new CPEC Project under Gwadar JWG
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11 Development of Gwadar University (Social Sector Development)
  • Chinese side will identify a leading Chinese university for collaboration with University of Gwadar on marine & maritime related subjects along with other disciplines
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12 Gwadar Livelihood Project
  • Upgradation and development of fishing, boat making and maintenance services to protect and promote livelihoods of local population
  • COPHCL would take effective measures for social sector development 
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