A view of Gwadar International Airport: Image taken from the Civil Aviation Authority

From Our Correspondent:

GWADAR: Gwadar, the strategic coastal city of Balochistan, is on the cusp of becoming a catalyst for Pakistan’s development with the imminent completion of its second-largest international airport. As of March 2019, the ambitious airport project, with a budget of $246 million, has entered its final stages, marking a significant milestone in the economic collaboration between Pakistan and China.

Airport Symbolizes Strong Economic Ties Between Pakistan And China

The Gwadar International Airport is envisioned as a revolutionary initiative that symbolizes the strong economic ties between the two nations. Constructed to meet international standards, this modern facility is set to operate 24/7, accommodating both small and large aircraft. The airport boasts the capacity to handle over three hundred and fifty passengers simultaneously, with parking facilities capable of accommodating up to five large 380A planes concurrently.

Gwadar As A Key Player In Global Air Travel

The collaborative efforts of both Chinese and Pakistani engineers underscore the commitment to the timely and high-quality completion of this transformative project. Their joint expertise is ensuring that the airport will not only meet but exceed global standards, positioning Gwadar as a key player in international air travel.

This strategic development aligns with the broader goals of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), reinforcing the Pak-China friendship through infrastructural advancements. The Gwadar International Airport is not just a transportation hub; it is a symbol of progress, economic prosperity, and the shared vision for a flourishing future between these two nations. As the project nears completion, it heralds a new era for Gwadar and Pakistan, unlocking opportunities for economic growth and cooperation on a global scale.

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Quetta Voice is an English Daily covering all unfolding political, economic and social issues relating to Balochistan, Pakistan's largest province in terms of area. QV's main focus is on stories related to education, promotion of quality education and publishing reports about out of school children in the province. QV has also a vigilant eye on health, climate change and other key sectors.