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News ID: 4700
Publish Date: 18 November 2017 - 11:10
The Pakistani Cabinet Committee on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has assigned the ministry concerned to submit a detailed proposal regarding the import of electricity from Iran to specifically meet the future needs of Gwadar port in south western part of the country, state media reported.
ECO-IEST: Islamabad, Nov 18, The Pakistani Cabinet Committee on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has assigned the ministry concerned to submit a detailed proposal regarding the import of electricity from Iran to specifically meet the future needs of Gwadar port in south western part of the country, state media reported.

Briefing the media about the proceedings of the meeting of the cabinet committee held under the chair of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Special Assistant and Spokesperson to Prime Minister Musadik Malik said the participants discussed the CEPC projects in detail including power and water supply, construction of Gwadar airport, free port, extension of the port and development of the Special Economic Zones (SEZs).


Malik said China had provided a grant worth Rs22.25 billion for construction of Gwadar International Airport and the preliminary design of the project had been completed. The work on the project would start by mid next year and would take another three years for completion.

He also said Gwadar port was being extended and three multipurpose berths would be added to the facility.



Source: Irna

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