Thursday, October 5, 2017

Gwadar is a key pillar of CPEC

Gwadar is a key pillar of CPEC, China realises urgent need of a new international airport in the port city: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan

Beijing will provide funds for a 19-kilometer six-lane road, says Sun WeidongMore than 30 companies are setting up factories and plants in the port city


by Usman Mujib Shami | Published on October 5, 2017 (Edited October 5, 2017) 🔗




LAHORE – Outgoing Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong has termed Gwadar pivotal for future economic prosperity of Pakistan.

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In a discussion with journalists in the Punjab capital Thursday, the envoy expressed satisfaction at the pace of development in the port city, highlighting that last year a Free Zone was established in Gwadar, and already more than 30 companies have invested there. These companies are establishing factories and setting up plants in Gwadar.

“We understand that there is an urgent need for a new airport in Gwadar, and China will put in every effort to facilitate the development of the city,” Mr Weidong stressed.

He added that China would provide the funds for the construction of East Bay Expressway (a 19-kilometer six-lane road in Gwadar

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