GWADAR: The government has established a ‘central business district’ over an area of 2,500 acres in the port city under the Gwadar Master Plan, while a 280km road network has also been constructed.

The Director General of Gwadar Development Authority, Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Qambrani, disclosed this while speaking at the Gwadar National Conference held here on Thursday.

He said that a 150-bed Pak-China Friendship Hospital is under construction in the port city at a cost of $30.5 million, which would be completed soon to provide best medical facilities to the people of Gwadar district.

Mr Qambrani, while referring to the tourism sector, said that bids have been invited from national and foreign firms for the promotion of tourism which will be followed by a comprehensive plan on tourism.

He said that Gwadar is the only city after Islamabad which has carried out the construction and development work under the master plan in accordance with international standards.

“Work is under way on various water supply projects in Gwadar. In this regard, two dams, Shadi Kaur and Sowd, have been completed and connected to the city through pipelines,” he said, adding that old distribution water supply pipelines have been replaced in Gwadar town.

He said that in order to make Gwadar an environment-friendly city, a sewage water treatment plant has been set up so that sewage water of Gwadar could be used for irrigation and agriculture, instead of polluting the coastline.

Published in Dawn, June 24th, 2022

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