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port city (1998 est. pop. 43,850), Baluchistan prov., SW Pakistan, at the N end of the Arabian Sea. Traditional industries include fishing and fish processing; there also are facilities for the production of sea salt and the desalinizaton of water. In the early 21st cent. a modern deepwater port was developed there (largely with Chinese funding); the port officially opened in 2007. A 3.6 sq mi (9.3 sk km) Chinese special economic zone and free-trade area nearby the port is under development, and new or improved road, rail, and pipeline links with the rest of Pakistan as well as China and Iran are also being developed. Gwadar was ruled by the sultanate of Muscat and Oman (now Oman) from the late 18th cent.; it was purchased in 1958 by Pakistan.
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Ahsan Iqbal pointed that out that 1st phase of CPEC is related to Chinese investment in energy, infrastructure and Gawadar.
He said that the construction of Gawadar port will connect Pakistan with rest of the world, adding that the project has four major dimensions; the infrastructure development, Gawadar port, energy projects and Economic Zones.
The joint working group on energy is scheduled to meet in first week of August, groups on transport infrastructure and Gawadar in second week and group on planning in third week of August.
The planned corridor to link Western China with Gawadar port on the Arabian Sea in Pakistani province of Balochistran envisages 46 billion dollar Chinese investment.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired high-level meetings regarding Pak-China Economic Corridor and Law and Order situation in Baluchistan in Gawadar today.
Armed militants attacked the location where coastal security is run in Gawadar district, said Akbar Hussain Durrani, the provincial home secretary.
Summary: After decades of neglect, the economic potential of Pakistan's newly developed southwestern port of Gawadar, begins to play out in Asia with far reaching geostrategic implications.
ISLAMABAD, Feb 18 (KUNA) -- Pakistan Monday formally signed an agreement to hand over the operation of Southwestern Gawadar port, connecting Pakistan to central Asia, to time-tested friend China.
While replying to a question during a weekly briefing, Foreign Office spokesperson Muazzam Khan dismissed India's concerns regarding Pakistan's decision to transfer management of the deep-sea Gawadar port to China.
PNSC is in the process of replacing its ageing fleet, which will have a positive impact on its profitability, c) Gawadar Port
Member Committee Syed Nasir Ali Shah expressed disquiet over illegal diversion of finance on the part of NHA, as NHA is believed to be fiddling with finance and therefore link road of Gawadar port is yet to be completed, he added.
The gas pipeline will begin from Gawadar near Iranian border having 800 kilometer length.