Economic activity of $10bn to be generated from Gwadar Port and Free Zone: Asim Bajwa

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GWADAR: The Chairman China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority, Asim Bajwa has informed that the Gwadar Port and Free Economic Zone have the potential to generate economic activity of $10bn in the country.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chairman was of the view that with Gwadar Port becoming fully operational numerous manufacturing activities will be started in the region which will also create job opportunities for the locals.

The Chairman also informed that the infrastructure on Gwadar Port has been completed at the cost of Rs300mn.

While sharing the information on Gwadar Free Zone, the chairman informed that the first phase of development has been completed and almost 47 business enterprises have been registered. 


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Uplift package worth Rs 10bn approved for Gujrat

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GUJRAT: The Punjab government has approved a mega development package worth Rs 10 billion for Multan. The uplift schemes are part of the  2021-22 Annual Development Programme (ADP) and will be inaugurated within the present year.

According to sources, the Chief Minister approved revamping of old sewerage system, construction of 14-kilometre old GT road from Rehmania Bridge to Kathala railway crossing, establishment of Phase-II of the small industrial estate area on 150 acres and Track-II of the Servis Morr flyover connecting Rehman Shaheed Road to the GT Road bypass. 

On the proposal of MNA Chaudhry Hussain Elahi, a 100-bed hospital will be constructed  in Lakhanwal area of NA-68 along with other uplift projects. 

According to  official sources, Rs 400 million have also been earmarked in the next ADP for the development of the city with construction of roads, streets and drains. 

As per reports, development packages for the towns of Dinga, Sara I Alamgir and Lalamusa have been proposed by PTI lawmakers Mian Akhtar Hayat, Chaudhry Arshad and Syed Faizul Hassan. These packages have also been approved. 

According to details, go-ahead has been given for Rescue 1122 centres for Lalamusa and Dinga, construction of Rs 1.5 billion overhead bridge on Rajjar railway crossing, construction of Kharian-Dinga and Lalamusa-Dinga roads, establishment of trauma centres in Sara I Alamgir Tehsil Headquarters (THQ) Hospital and Dinga and construction of a 10-bed dialysis centre in Kharian THQ Hospital. 


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