Development of Gwadar shipyard is being planned by Pakistan. They want to build it to promote merchant shipbuilding on a rapid track basis so that it meets the ever increasing demand.
Once it is developed, new modern commercial vessels would be built which would enable Pakistan to compete with other nations.
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The vision is to build ships that can carry large crude; two dry-docks to control around 600,000 dead weight tonnage.
Along with the development of merchant ships, the planned Gwadar shipyard would boost construction of barges, survey vessels, tugs and tugs to support port’s happenings in the country. Moreover, the sources believe that few Chinese companies have shown a keen interest in this Gwadar shipyard project.
Moreover, the development project also aims to leave Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works Limited (KSEW) in order to meet country’s defense needs. Pakistan has been dependent on KSEW for quite a long time for merchant shipbuilding. Karachi shipyard
Is the oldest heavy engineering development project of Pakistan with its focus on shipbuilding, repair, and maintenance. It has played a huge role in the development of technologies and expansion of industrial base since its commencement in 1957.Now it is the right time that Pakistan moves on and establish another shipyard in Gwadar.