First phase of Gwadar master plan is underway and development in Gwadar is not been hindered because of Corona Pandemic. Gwadar has to be developed within set time frame as it’s a planned port city so development in Gwadar and functions on Gwadar Port are not impacted because of covid-19 pandemic.
Gwadar’s Faqeer School Extension near Completion – Development Update
Gwadar’s Faqeer Middle School is a Chinese funded venture aiming to equip school with advanced infrastructure, modern teaching concepts and diversified subjects satisfying local educational requirement.
Work on Gwadar’s Faqeer School Extension was underway and was almost fifty percent completed till December 2019. Since Corona out broke ceased works and businesses across the globe and meanwhile country is also undergoing a lockdown, but this pandemic isn’t stopping or delaying developments in Gwadar and operations at the Gwadar Port.
Development on Gwadar’s Faqeer Middle School is still in process as its set to be completed by September 2020, government reaffirms its commitments towards the development of Port City. Construction of School’s extension will soon be concluded with support of Chinese Overseas Port Holding Company (COPHC).
Gwadar Port Remains Operational Amid Corona Pandemic – Latest Update
Gwadar Port, a key project under the umbrella of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is functioning well despite Corona pandemic. Located in southwest province of Balochistan, Gwadar Port Commenced Performing its role as economical transit stop and time-saving trade port.
As Pakistan went into lockdown couple of weeks back, the port followed relevant rules and put on hold some of the projects in the nearby Free Trade Zone. Business development to attract foreign investors has also come to a temporary halt.
Gwadat Port itself has been sealed off to outsiders and number of non-essential visits has been minimized yet it’s still functioning for some important trade affairs.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said in a recent interview with the Global Times that CPEC construction won’t be impacted in long run, although in the short run it could face some slowdown.
“As soon as we are over the hump of dealing with the coronavirus, I think we’ll be back on track,” Qureshi said. “After the temporary dip, things will come back quickly. And the entire region stands to benefit from the projects.”
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