Gwadar airport to cost $260m

Infrastructure: Gwadar airport to cost $260m


APP July 04, 2016
PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: With construction costs estimated at $260 million, Gwadar International Airport would be capable of handling the largest of passenger planes including the A380 Boeing jet.

The entire amount would come in the form of a grant from the Chinese government, the Parliamentary Committee on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was informed in its recently held meeting here.

Rockets fired at Gwadar Airport

Additionally, the Chinese government has given a grant of $10 million for building the Pakistan-China Vocational and Technical Training Institute to help locals acquire skills.

Gwadar Port Authority Chairman also informed the committee that the water problem of Gwadar was being sorted out with the construction of Sawad dam where water would be provided to Gwadar through a 83km pipeline and the water shortage of Gwadar would be resolved in that manner.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 5th, 2016.

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COMMENTS (12)

Mostly Bull | 4 years ago | Reply @ MK: What part “The entire amount would come in the form of a grant from the Chinese government” is so unclear to the commentators above? mate, that part which is hidden, by which Chinese are going to build an Integrated Air/Naval Base in the territory which has been already handed over secretly to China.
MK | 4 years ago | Reply What part "The entire amount would come in the form of a grant from the Chinese government" is so unclear to the commentators above?
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