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The Government of Balochistan is developing an industrial estate in Gwadar to meet the demand for industrial plots in the port city, which is expected to have substantial potential for industrial investment in view of the opportunities offered by the establishment of deep sea port and construction of major highways linking Gwadar with Karachi, Quetta, Iran and Central Asian countries. There are also plans to extend railway to Gwadar.
LOCATION of the project is 40 Km from Gwadar city on Makran Coastal Highway. Overall 3000 acres of land south of the Makran Coastal Highway, has been earmarked for development in three phases of 1000 acres each.
POTENTIAL FOR GWADAR INDUSTRIAL ESTATE
Gwadar deep sea port is the biggest catalyst for providing initiative for the industrial development. Besides, a number of important infrastructure projects have been undertaken or planned in Gwadar to make this city attractive for the investment in industrial development. Some of these projects are:
• Makran Coastal Highway has been completed by National Highway Authority which has substantially reduced the distance between Karachi and Gwadar. Besides, it brings Gwadar into national mainstream. This highway acts as a catalyst for development of Makran coastal region.
• Gwadar – Ratto Dero Road work on Khuzdar- Ratto Dero Section is in progress to connect Gwadar with western parts of the country.
• Gwadar – Panjgur Road work on this vital land link has been on-going.
• Remodeling of Akra Kaur Dam has been planned to augment water supply to Gwadar.
• Construction of 132 KV transmission line from Turbat to Gwadar is being executed by WAPDA to use power supply from Iran.
• A rail link is to connect Gwadar to Quetta also planned.
• The construction of a new international airport is being taken up near Gwadar Industrial Estate, for the operation of wide body jet air crafts.
PLANNING AND DESIGN SERVICE
Topographical survey and detailed planning, engineering design of roads and utilities of 2000 acres has been completed. Topographical Survey and detailed planning of third Phase of 1000 acres is in process.
Besides, plots for warehousing, construction related facilities would also be provided. Supporting facilities such as truck and bus terminals, civic centre, exhibition ground, commercial areas, hospital, vocational training centre and other public amenities will also be provided. The plan provides for all the infrastructure services including roads, water supply and sewerage network, electrification and storm water drainage. The provision is also being made for desalination plant and sewage treatment plant with water recycling facilities for the irrigation of green areas.
A special feature of the plan will be the construction of flatted factories for providing fully serviced spaces for small enterprises. Provisional will also be made for industrial worker’s housing in constructed low income flats.
For development and management of Gwadar Industrial Estate, an autonomous body Gwadar Industrial Estate Development Authority (GIEDA) has been established by the Government of Balochistan, which is headed by its Chairman, the Secretary Industries & Commerce, Balochistan, while other Directors of the board include Secretary Finance, Balochistan, Director Industries, Balochistan and Managing Director GIEDA. This will provide substantial executive and financial authority to GIEDA and facilitate accelerated development.
The detailed planning on 2000 acres of land has been completed. A service road has been provided parallel to the Coastal Highway just outside the ROW of the Highway. A large part of the Coastal Highway frontage has been reserved for commercial and institutional uses. Two major roads, 200ft and 250ft wide, have been provided as the main entries to the Estate. A full fledged civic center has been provided which will be eventually in the center of 3000 acre site.
Industrial plots have an area of one, two and five acres, which have been allotted allotted individually or in combination. Commercial plots are generally 1000 and 200 aq yds.
A building for GIE Guest House had been designed and completed on a strategic location in the GIE. The Guest House has one VIP suite, 4 bedrooms and lounge, conference room and dinning hall. Finishing specifications have also been upgraded. Total covered area is 5800 sft and plot area is 5000 sq yds. The building along with external works, landscaping, boundary wall has been completed. The Guest House was inaugurated by the Chief Minister, Balochistan. Another 2.0 acres plot of land adjacent to the Guest House plot has been earmarked for GIE to be developed as a park and ancillary services.
A 2.0 MGD desalination plant is proposed to be installed in the Gwadar Industrial Estate. The plant is being installed by BDA on behalf of GIEDA. Another desalination plant with a capacity of 0.2 MGD has been imported from Turkey and the work is in progress.
The 7-Acre site for the Grid Station allocated The Grid Station has been completed by WAPDA. A substation to use the power supply from Grid Station and provide low voltage supply to GIEDA is being constructed.
EARLY ROAD WORKS
The road construction work on important major roads had started. Construction of early road works including two major roads 250 ft and 200 ft wide, respectively, 150 wide internal spine and 60 ft wide service roads parallel to the Makran Coastal Highway had been made execution.
A modern designed monument to signify the entrance to the Gwadar Industrial Estate has been completed.
Street lighting on 200 ft wide major road and one road parallel to the coastal highway of the Estate has been completed.
LEVELLING AND DRESSING
In the view of broken nature of land, land leveling and dressing of 738 Acres area in the first phase of GIE is completed and the allottees have started to take the possession of the land.
A 4MV Substation is completed, commissioned and energized by QESCO.
The construction of 250,000 GLS RCC tank has been completed to store and supply the treated water from desalination plant
The design of remaining Internal Roads, Water Supply and Sewerage has been prepared by the Consultants. The tendering and award of work will be taken up as per Inflow of cash with Gwadar Industrial Estate.