Chinese president to inaugurate Gwadar projects

Published April 12, 2015
Balochistan Chief Secretary said several mega projects would be inaugurated during the Chinese president’s visit. —Reuters/File
Balochistan Chief Secretary said several mega projects would be inaugurated during the Chinese president’s visit. —Reuters/File

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Secretary Saifullah Chattha has said several mega projects, including the Gwadar Economic Free Zone, West Bay Expressway and Gwadar airport, would be inaugurated during the Chinese president’s visit to Pakistan.

During a briefing on the Gwadar Development Authority in Gwadar, he said: “The Pak-China Economic Corridor Project would not bear fruit without active cooperation of the people of Gwadar.”

The mega project would directly benefit the people of Balochistan, including that of Gwadar, he said.

On the instructions of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch, a housing scheme would be launched in Gwadar, besides development projects pertaining to education, health and water, he said. Mr Chattha said the provincial government would soon hand over ownership documents to the people of Shambay Ismail area of Gwadar. “The allotment of land in Pasni to the people who do not belong to Pasni has been cancelled,” he added.

Published in Dawn, April 12th, 2015

On a mobile phone? Get the Dawn Mobile App: Apple Store | Google Play

Opinion

Editorial

Elections in India
Updated 21 Apr, 2024

Elections in India

Independent accounts and spot reports are at variance with Modi-friendly TV anchors and they do not see an easy victory for the Indian premier.
IHC letter
21 Apr, 2024

IHC letter

THIS is a historic opportunity for the judiciary to define its institutional boundaries. It must not be squandered....
Olympic preparations
21 Apr, 2024

Olympic preparations

THIS past week marked the beginning of the 100-day countdown to the Paris Olympics, with the symbolic torch-lighting...
Isfahan strikes
Updated 20 Apr, 2024

Isfahan strikes

True de-escalation means Israel must start behaving like a normal state, not a rogue nation that threatens the entire region.
President’s speech
20 Apr, 2024

President’s speech

PRESIDENT Asif Ali Zardari seems to have managed to hit all the right notes in his address to the joint sitting of...
Karachi terror
20 Apr, 2024

Karachi terror

IS urban terrorism returning to Karachi? Yesterday’s deplorable suicide bombing attack on a van carrying five...