Archive | December, 2008

Road network connecting Gwadar with neighbours scheduled to be completed

Posted on 28 December 2008

ISLAMABAD, Dec 28 (APP): Trade activities are likely to gear up in Gwadar from mid next year as most of the road network projects, conceived to provide economical connectivity to China, Afghanistan, Central Asian States and Iran would start functioning within a period of next 6 to 12 months. General Manager (Construction) National Highway Authority […]

Gwadar: A Critical Strategic Asset

Posted on 27 December 2008

Dr Ali Mohammad After a long spell of bad news, the country welcomes the official opening of Gwadar port on December 21, 2008. Gwadar is one of the most important projects in the country. Situated on the helm of the Indian Ocean, it can control strategic supplies to and from the region. Moreover, the Indian […]

Gwadars strategic aspects are still relevant

Posted on 27 December 2008

The inauguration of Gwadar as a fully functioning sea port at a time when the national economy is in the process of contraction has dampened its importance as proved by the fact that the prime minister didn’t turn up for the opening ceremony on Sunday “because he had more important work to do”. But two […]

Gwadar Port fully operational, six ships to dock this month

Posted on 19 December 2008

ISLAMABAD, Dec 17 (APP): Minister for Ports and Shipping Nabeel Gabol told the National Assembly on Wednesday that the Gwadar Port was fully functional and six ships carrying urea would dock at the port this month. Responding to a question by Sheikh Salahuddin during the Question Hour he said that an amount of Rs 400 […]

Gwadar Port to become functional on 21st

Posted on 18 December 2008

QUETTA, Dec 18: Gwadar Port will become functional on Dec 21 with the arrival of a large ship carrying fertiliser. Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani will attend the inauguration ceremony at the port. Balochistan Chief Minister Aslam Raisani told Dawn on Thursday that the port would become fully functional and more cargo ships would […]

Trans-shipment for CARs offered at Gwadar Port

Posted on 07 December 2008

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has offered separate terminals at Gwadar port to capture the transit trade of the Central Asian Republics (CARs) and other regional countries, said Nabeel Gabol, Minister for Ports & Shipping on Wednesday. The minister in a statement issued here stated that Pakistan is ready to provide a separate terminal to Kyrghiz republic and […]

Four ships carrying urea to berth at Gwadar Port

Posted on 07 December 2008

KARACHI: The government is keen to make functional the Gwadar Port. In this regard government has formulated a plan to import wheat and fertilizers and export cement from Gwadar Port. Gwadar Port would receive four ships carrying urea imported from Ukraine. Trading Corporation of Pakistan is importing fertilizers from Ukraine. The four ships carrying urea […]

Kyrgyzstan seeks separate terminal at Gwadar Port

Posted on 04 December 2008

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Republic of Kyrgyzstan to Pakistan H.E Nurlar Aitmurzaev on Wednesday demanded the government to provide a separate terminal at Gwadar Port. The Ambassador expressed these views during a meeting with State Minister for Ports & Shipping Nabeel Gabol. He said that Kyrgyzstan is keenly interested in availing the facility of Gwadar port, […]

Uzbekistan wants access to Pakistans Karachi and Gwadar port

Posted on 04 December 2008

Uzbek Ambassador Oybek Arif Umanov has said Uzbekistan will consider entering into a tri-partite agreement with Pakistan and Afghanistan in order to gain access to Pakistani ports at Karachi and Gwadar. In a special interview ahead of the 17th anniversary of Uzbekistan Independence on September 1, Umanov said Pakistan and Uzbekistan had great potential to […]

Pak – Kyrgyz Friendship Group to be created in Senate soon

Posted on 04 December 2008

ISLAMABAD, Dec 1 (APP): Acting Chairman Senate, Jan Muhammad Khan Jamali on Monday said that a Pak‑Kirghiz Friendship Group will be created in the Senate soon. He said this while talking to the Ambassador of Kirghiz Republic to Pakistan Bakhytbek Shabarbayev, who called on him at the Parliament House today. The Acting Chairman said Pakistan […]

Gwadar Port declared tax free zone for 20 years

Posted on 03 December 2008

ISLAMABAD: Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raeesani has declared Gwadar deep sea port a tax free zone for the next 20 years under the Gwadar Master Plan. Talking to a private television channel on Sunday, the chief minister said the decision had been taken after a meeting with Federal Industries Minister Manzoor Wattoo. Raeesani said […]

Region’s biggest oil refinery to be built near Gwadar

Posted on 03 December 2008

KARACHI (November 17 2008): The people’s government is committed to complete the Gwadar deep water port project making the strategic Mekran region the pearl trade and energy corridor for the entire region catering the bulk needs of the landlocked Central Asian countries. The Minister of State for Ports and Shipping, Nabil Ahmed Gabol, said in […]

EMC calls for utilisation of Gwadar Port for imports, exports

Posted on 03 December 2008

ISLAMABAD: Economic Monitoring Committee (EMC) here on Monday asked the Ministry of Ports and Shipping for better utilisation of the Gwadar Port for the transportation of imports and exports of the country. The EMC, which met under the chairmanship of Mr Shaukat Tarin, Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance, while reviewing the cement exports situation […]

Govt to provide land for ancillary port facilities at Gwadar

Posted on 03 December 2008

ISLAMABAD: The government is planning to acquire 78 acres of land adjacent to the Gwadar Port for provision of ancillary port facilities, like container parks, banks stevedore and clearing services, offices, workshops, storage yards and others, sources in the ministry of Ports and Shipping told Daily Times here on Monday. These facilities would help in […]

Gwadar-Ratto Dero road to be completed by 2010

Posted on 02 December 2008

ISLAMABAD, Oct 24 (APP): The National Highways Authority (NHA) will complete the linked road from Gwadar Port to Ratto Dero by the end of 2010, said a spokesman of Ministry of Ports and Shipping. Talk to APP, here on Friday, the spokesman of the authority said that Gwadar Port is functioning very well and other […]

WB to provide $2.25 billion for trade and energy corridor

Posted on 01 December 2008

* Loan expected to ease burden on Finance Ministry for providing Rs 2 billion to PSO for oil terminal at Gwadar * China to develop oil city in Gwadar, railway track to be laid to China By Zafar Bhutta ISLAMABAD: The World Bank (WB) is likely to provide Pakistan $2.25 billion to lay the infrastructure […]

Pakistan forms body to finalize sites for shipyard projects

Posted on 01 December 2008

Business Recorder reported that Mr Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani PM of Pakistan has constituted a committee under the chairmanship of Minister for Ports and Shipping Qamar Zaman Kaira to finalize the sites for building shipyards at Karachi and Gwadar. The Prime Minister constituted the committee following a meeting to review the progress on the development […]

Gawadar to get 100MW from Iran

Posted on 01 December 2008

ISLAMABAD: Iranian Energy minister is due to visit Pakistan from October 15 to 17 and will participate in the launching ceremony of transmission line for import of 100MW power for Gawadar from Iran. Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan, Masha allah Shakeri sated this on Friday in meeting with Federal Minister for Water and Power Raja […]

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