The 750-acre land has been demarcated for the Gwadar Shipyard project by the Gwadar Development Authority. Once completed it will make Gwadar Shipyard the largest in Pakistan. Ministry has been asked by the Senate Standing Committee on Defense Production to expedite the completion of Gwadar Shipyard. The Gwadar Shipyard will facilitate the cargo ships that dock at Gwadar port. The project is part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
The Committee believed that Balochistan is the future economic zone of Pakistan. The development in Balochistan will lead to job opportunities and open further economic doors for Pakistan.
For the project, the department will invite international tenders and conduct feasibility test after getting the final approval for the project in the next Policy Board meeting. The meeting would be chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan as informed by the Secretary Defense Production Lt Gen (R) Muhammad Ijaz Chaudhry.
He further informed that the shipyard will be able to utilize the skilled & unemployed people in Balochistan.
Senator Taj Muhammad Afridi said that the Committee must ensure that equal employment opportunities are given to the labor in Balochistan who are not skilled. The Secretary was asked to arrange a visit for the Committee members to the Gwadar shipyard.