GWADAR: The Gwadar port will be operational soon and its commissioning will give a fillip to business and trade activities, Balochistan’s caretaker Chief Minister Mir Ali Mardan Domki said on Tuesday.
Talking to journalists during his visit to Gwadar, he said the port was already being used for Afghan transit trade thanks to its strategic location.
The chief minister said a below-average rainfall this year had accentuated the problem of drinking water in Gwadar.
“The administration and the public are consuming drinking water with extreme care,” he said.
About power supply from Iran, Mr Domki said the arrangement malfunctions only for two months. “It works smoothly the rest of the year,” Mr Domki added.
The chief minister later chaired a meeting to review the pace of work on development projects. He visited the GDA hospital and the Fisheries Department.
Referring to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Mr Domki said work was in full swing on all projects so that they could spur economic activities.
Published in Dawn, September 27th, 2023