Gwadar to be made modern port city: Ahsan Iqbal

Source : Business Recorder   Date : 17-07-2017   

Gwadar to be made modern port city: Ahsan Iqbal
Gwadar to be made modern port city: Ahsan Iqbal

Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal has said that Gwadar will be transformed into a modern port city, changing the destiny of the region. He said that there are multiple development projects underway in Gwadar such as setting up educational institutes, provision of clean drinking water, and establishment of a hospital. He added that development in Gwadar is happening at a fast pace and economic activities are increasing day by day.

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal Sunday said Gwadar would be made a modern port city of international standard and a master plan was being prepared for the purpose.

Number of development projects were underway there which would change the fate of the area as well as of the region, he said talking to a private news channel.

He said educational institutions were being set up including schools and a world class university to provide best education facilities.

Project to provide clean drinking water has been launched while an electricity generation project has also been started, he said.

The minister said that a state of the art hospital was also being established to provide modern health facilities to the people.

Gwadar was a small town in 2013 which was now changing in a fast growing and developing city, he added.

Ahsan Iqbal said economic activities were increasing day by day in the port city and pace of speedy progress would further increase in the future.

He said that Pakistan was enjoying deep rooted relations with China and huge investment under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was its evidence.