Byline: S. Kamal Hayder Kazmi
Presently researchers identified that ports have become even more important than they were formerly as they play a role of utmost importance to an economy in transition. Ports are one of the main components of the general transportation sector and are connected to the expanding world economy. One might say that ports are a means of integration into the global economic system.
Experts mentioned various characteristics of ports that make them significant. First of all they perform roles as important links of hinterlands to points overseas. In fact, it is usually agreed that countries without ports are lacking a vital necessity. Furthermore, countries also require inner linkages, like links to other ports, airport and railway connections if they are to perform their role efficiently. Ports they said, after all, are part of the mass transportation system.
China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)
Project Title###Executing Agency
Construction of East-Bay Expressway, Gwadar Port###GPA
Construction of Breakwaters, Gwadar Port###GPA
Dredging of Berthing Areas and Channels, Gwadar Port###GPA
Pak-China Technical and Vocational Institute###GPA
Infrastructure Development for Free Zone and EPZs, Gwadar###EPZA and GIEDA
Necessary Facilities of Fresh Water Treatment, Water Supply###GDA
China-Pakistan Friendship Hospital (Up-gradation of existing 50 bedded hospital###GDA
Coal-based Power Plant at Gwadar###Min of Water and Power
Construction of Gwadar International Airport###CAA
Note: During 2013-14, Gwadar Port Authority (GPA) has been part of all planning and appraisal processes of CPEC programme. For the early harvest / prioritized phase, following projects related to Gwadar Port and Port City of Gwadar have been agreed. These are in different stages of project preparation:
Secondly, sea conveyance is the cheapest way of transportation when considered in terms of fuel consumption and investment. During the past few eras the world has become increasingly environmentally conscious and, with its lower energy consumption, marine transportation is obviously more environmentally friendly than other means currently countries enjoying the greatest shares of world-wide trade have both strong sea way linkages and strong merchant marine fleets.
In Pakistan, Gwadar Port is the Port on the southwestern Arabian Sea Coastline in Balochistan province. The ministry revealed in the economic survey FY2019 that the port has handled last year...