As part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, and by extension, that of the Silk Route Initiative, Gwadar holds pivotal importance. The port city of Gwadar is a hub of connectivity for the Corridor, and an indispensable interchange for the Silk Route. Through its deep-sea port, Gwadar has helped China and Pakistan realize the goal of a 21st Century Maritime Silk Route, which will benefit not only China and Pakistan, but also Central Asia by becoming the region’s key entrepôt.
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, however, plans not to limit Gwadar to a connecting port only, but enriches it as an economic hub that will cater to the local population by improving their livelihoods. Projects planned for the Gwadar Port City aim at capacitating Balochistan to its full economic, social, technical, and energy potential, and closely integrating it within the economic framework of Pakistan and China.
Gwadar Eastbay Expressway (19 km, connecting Gwadar Port to Mehran Coastal Highway)
Gwadar New International Airport
Gwadar Free Zone
Gwadar Smart Port City Master Plan
Expansion of Multi-purpose Terminal including Breakwater and Dredging
Gwadar Eastbay Expressway II (19 km, connecting Eastbay Expressway I to New Gwadar International Airport)
Fresh Water Supply, Wastewater Treatment Plants for Gwadar City
China-Pakistan Faqeer Primary School Project
Gwadar Pak-China Friendship Hospital Upgradation
Gwadar Pak-China Friendship Technical and Vocational College