Gwadar: Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif visited China-Pakistan Expo Centre at Gwadar along with the COAS today to attend a ceremony where groundbreaking and inaugural ceremony was performed for various infrastructure development projects.
The ceremony was also attended by relevant Federal and Provincial Ministers, Chinese officials, civil administration and representatives from Fishermen Union.
The Prime Minister was briefed about various projects including Gwadar International Airport, dredging of Gwadar Port and other projects related to the CPEC.
While addressing the ceremony, Prime Minister said that “Balochistan, being rich in minerals and natural resources, holds a very important place in economic recovery plan”
Government’s focus on mining and minerals sector, one of the five sectors being emphasized under the overall ambit of Special Investment Facikitation council (SIFC), will greatly improve the per capita income, alleviate the sense of deprivation and bring local employment opportunities.
“Prosperity of Pakistan depends upon prosperity, stability and mainstreaming of Balochistan,” the Prime Minster remarked.
In a joint ceremony held at China Pakistan Expo Centre, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stones of Gwadar University and Hoshab – Awaran – Khuzdar (M-8) road.
Prime Minister also inaugurated seven major projects including 286 Kms long 132 KV Khuzdar-Panjgur Transmission Line, Gwadar Water Supply Scheme, Safe City Project, Dredging of Gwadar Port, 1.2 MGD RO Desalination Plant, 106 Km dual carriage Basima – Khuzdar road as well as repair work of Awaran – Jhal Jhao road. PM also distributed laptops among the students of Gwadar University.
Earlier on arrival, PM was received by the Governor Balochistan.