Gwadar is being set up with a 5 million gallon desalination plant, under the ongoing developments of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor. This plant has the capacity to supply water to the residents of Gwadar at Rs. 0.8 per gallon (80 paisa per gallon).
The head of China Port Holding said in a statement that the plant will be inaugurated on the January 1st, 2018, and will start the supply of water to the residents of this smart port city.
The statement also said that the Expo Center in Gwadar has also been built, which will be inaugurated on the January 28th.
Unconfirmed reports suggest that various other buildings that are situated in the Free Zone will be inaugurated sometime in January 2018.
Gwadar District is the gateway to China’s $62 billion investment. China has also acquired 22,000 acres of land as part of the deal, which has been declared as the Special Economic Zone. Gwadar will link the Silk road on land with the Maritime Silk Road.
This city is being built under the model of China’s Shenzhen through the establishment of Special Economic Zones, and Shenzhen alone has a GDP of $294 billion.
The head of China Port Holding also said that China plans to invest $4.5 billion on developing Gwadar itself.