Transformed a small fishing town
Gwadar has transformed from a small fishing town into a fishing town. Become a center for trade and tourism. There is no doubt that development is a progressive and time-consuming process. And it would be an exaggeration to say that Gwadar poised to become a commercial beacon for Pakistan. Most of the infrastructure changes during. this period began in the early days of the port’s construction. And later it built as the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. 2015 was especially important for Gwadar people
. Thanks to President Xi Jinping’s ambitious One-Belt One Road megaproject. in addition to the port operations, China has also developed Gwadar. East Bay Expressway (EBEW), New Gwadar International Airport (NGIA), China-Pakistan Vocational. and many other initiatives have implemented Technical Training Institute (PCVTI). China-Pakistan Friendship Hospital of 300. beds, desalination plants, 1.2 million gallons per day (MGD) of sea water and more.
The development project
The development project is part of a China-funded project. Many of these projects, such as EBEW and PCVTI, are underway. The rest of the work expected to completed soon. Since China took over Gwadar Port in 2013. local communities have benefited both directly and indirectly. There are many job opportunities. With the process of continuous industrial development. especially in the free zone of Gwadar. Thousands of additional jobs will created. Gwadar also has many indirect benefits. The real estate and construction sectors in the city gained a boost. The tourism sector gained traction due to redundant marketing due to the CPEC. In addition to infrastructure development. Gwadar has seen several social welfare initiatives. such as Gwadar Mahila Vikas Kendra aimed at skills development. Women’s Empowerment In addition, the planned projects can eventually make the villagers self-sufficient. In addition,
Processing and agricultural production
To produce efficient electricity for consumers in the region, local The port of Gwadar opened with a large container processing capacity. Bulk cargo and LPG tankers handle hundreds of thousands of shipments
each year. Recently, a we bock customs service has launched. which will speed up the clearance process. More than 50 companies from Pakistan and abroad registered. and in the process of operating in Gwadar Free Zone. Manufacturing/processing sectors range from agriculture to trade. Food processing, chemical fertilizer, metal processing and agricultural production.
The state-of-the-art free zone scientific research laboratories. are constantly working with modern technologies to discover new crops. So far, they have grown a variety of bananas that are well suited to the environment of Gwadar. seemingly impossible things, such as figs and twigs of grass. It gives local farmers the opportunity to create new careers. s China. It has also made efforts to improve Gwadar’s institutional efficiency. China has installed more than 7,000 solar panels so far in the Gwadar People region.
In addition to managing commercial activities. China Overseas Ports Holding Company (COPHC). the concession holder and operator of Gwadar Port and Free Zone. It has also implemented a number of initiatives in the social sector inside and outside the port. The Chinese-Pakistani Girls High School in Fakir Colony. run by COPHC, has proven to be a milestone in education. Women’s garment factories and goat farms in the Free Zone. provide livelihoods for local workers. In addition to building skills Chinese enterprises working within the framework of CSR. in Gwadar also keep in touch with their local brothers and sisters. During the floods earlier this year, COPHC reached out to families. Food distributed to 1,000 affected families on the outskirts of Gwadar, donating their nets to local fishermen. In addition to social service
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Compared to the past, Gwadar People is going through a period of positive change in terms of attitudes and public life. The entire people of Gwadar are in transition. and are seeing tangible and promising changes in their living standards, livelihoods. business and socio-economic mobility. The credit for this is China-led growth. “In 2015, I barely moved when. I landed in Gwadar. The roads closed and there are no luxury hotels except PC. which closed most of the time. There is practically no commercial activity in the city. But seven years later the picture was different. It’s about to happen,” said Zhang Baozong. chairman of China Overseas Port Holding Company. This represents remarkable progress.