Gwadar Port City

As part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, and by extension, that of the Silk Route Initiative, Gwadar holds pivotal importance. The port city of Gwadar is a hub of connectivity for the Corridor, and an indispensable interchange for the Silk Route. Through its deep-sea port, Gwadar has helped China and Pakistan realize the goal of a 21st Century Maritime Silk Route, which will benefit not only China and Pakistan, but also Central Asia by becoming the region’s key entrepôt.

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, however, plans not to limit Gwadar to a connecting port only, but enriches it as an economic hub that will cater to the local population by improving their livelihoods. Projects planned for the Gwadar Port City aim at capacitating Balochistan to its full economic, social, technical, and energy potential, and closely integrating it within the economic framework of Pakistan and China.

Project Name Company Name Status Progress Picture Gallery
Gwadar Eastbay Expressway (19 km, connecting Gwadar Port to Mehran Coastal Highway) TBD Government Framework Agreement Signed
Gwadar New International Airport TBD Government Framework Agreement Signed
Gwadar Free Zone China Overseas Ports Holding Company Ltd. (COPHC)  Under construction
Gwadar Smart Port City Master Plan TBD Contract negotiations underway
Expansion of Multi-purpose Terminal including Breakwater and Dredging TBD Feasibility stage
Gwadar Eastbay Expressway II (19 km, connecting Eastbay Expressway I to New Gwadar International Airport) TBD Feasibility stage
Fresh Water Supply, Wastewater Treatment Plants for Gwadar City TBD Feasibility stage
China-Pakistan Faqeer Primary School Project China Communications Construction Company Ltd. Completed
Gwadar Pak-China Friendship Hospital Upgradation TBD Feasibility study under way
Gwadar Pak-China Friendship Technical and Vocational College TBD Feasibility study under way