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PM Imran launches various mega projects during visit to Gwadar

Imran Khan in Gwadar

Prime Minister Imran Khan, on his visit to Gwadar, performed the ground-breaking of various mega development projects. 

On Monday, Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Gwadar to review progress on some projects. There he inaugurated the North Gwadar Free Zone, Gwadar Expo Centre and Henan Agricultural Industrial Park, among other projects. He also opened three factories in Gwadar under the vision to boost economic activity. 

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A detailed briefing will be given to him on the progress of the south Balochistan development package in line with the government’s efforts of focusing on the province. 

Meanwhile, Federal Planning Minister Asad Umar said the free zone inaugurated by the prime minister Imran Khan in Gwadar’s north was “35 times bigger than the phase 1 industrial zone of Gwadar”. 

He tweeted, “PM inaugurating north free zone of gwadar. It is 35 times bigger than the phase 1 industrial zone of gwadar. This reflects growing interest of chinese & other investors in gwadar free zone. Chinese investors addressed gathering thru videocon from shanghai #GwadarRisingWithCPEC.” 

Imran Ghazali took to Twitter and posted, “PM Imran Khan unveiled the plaque for the following mega projects in Gwadar  

  1. Gwadar Fertilizer Plant  
  1. Gwadar Animal Vaccine Plant  
  1. Henan Agricultural Industrial Park  
  1. Hengmei Lubricants Plant  
  1. Gwadar Free Zone Phase 2  
  1. Gwadar Expo Centre 

Iran trade through Gwadar Port to start soon 

Moreover, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority Chairman Asim Saleem Bajwa said that effort are being made for Iran’s trade through the Gwadar Port and work was in progress, the trade would start soon. 

In a video message, he said, “The Ramadan-Gabd crossing point near Gwadar is active and fully functional now, fencing work on the Pakistan-Iran border is going on rapidly and new border markets are being established at the crossing points,” he added that smuggling to and from Iran was decreasing due to a rise in regulated trade. 

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