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    Re: Pakistan and China to sign MOUs on development of strategic Gwadar port

    China will make this port one of the biggest and best in the world for Pakistan and China to prosper in this region

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    Re: Pakistan and China to sign MOUs on development of strategic Gwadar port

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    China will make this port one of the biggest and best in the world for Pakistan and China to prosper in this region

    Yes, hopefully. I'm also hoping this increase and improve China's relationship with Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, UAE, Oman, and Yemen.

    The countries I mentioned have a strong relationship with Pakistan.

    China needs to engage more with the countries I mentioned and needs to do more trade with them.

    China should go through Pakistan and do trade with them through Gwadar.

    China needs to put their relationship with these Gulf countries on the maximum,

    More cultural exchanges etc.

    China's relationship is very strong with Pakistan. Hopefully we can include the GCC countries in this partnership.

    I also hope the GCC countries relationship with China becomes as strong as Pakistan is with China.

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    Its great to see this transit route becoming a reality as every day goes by. It will benefit all the countries that are involved.

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    Dont forget it will allow Iran easy access to China. Maybe India may be tempted to make a serious attempt at resolving its issues with Pakistan as well

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    Xinjiang-Gwadar Port: China for fast work on economic corridor

    Xinjiang-Gwadar Port: China for fast work on economic corridor

    By Our CorrespondentPublished: June 20, 2013


    The ambassador also admired Pakistani support in both regional and international forums. CREATIVE COMMONS

    ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of China Sun Weidong has stressed on quickly developing an economic corridor from Xinjiang to Gwadar Port to make Pakistan an economically vibrant state.

    “Both friends—China and Pakistan are making plans for setting up a task force for the purpose,” he told Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday, according to an official statement.
    Referring to the Chinese premier’s recent visit, the ambassador said that Pakistan was one of the first countries he visited. He also said that the Chinese government expects a visit from the Pakistani prime minister soon.

    Ambassador Weidong also expressed the desire to open new areas of corporation between the two countries. He said that Pakistan has always supported China in its crucial issues such as Taiwan, South China Sea, Tibet and Xingjian.

    He also admired Pakistani support in both regional and international forums.
    Condemning the recent incidents in Quetta, the ambassador said that his government was against any incident that destabilises Pakistan. He highlighted support to Pakistan in economy, infrastructure development, energy, people to people contact and security.

    Chaudhry Nisar stressed the need for Chinese collaboration for economic development.
    He said the new government’s priorities were development, fighting terrorism and issue of sovereignty which has been threatened by the drone strikes.

    He acknowledged that the Gwadar Port would change the strategic and economic importance of the entire region.

    Published in The Express Tribune, June 20th, 2013.
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    ‘Gwadar Port to be made functional’

    KARACHI: Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Senator Kamran Michael has said the Gwadar Port will be made fully functional in next five months, as almost 60 percent of development work on roads has been completed.

    This port will connect gulf region and Middle East to Southeast Asia. It is vital for national growth and in securing economy of Pakistan.

    The federal minister informed that government is striving to extend trade avenues and boosting business in the country. “We are going to buy four oil tankers for our fleet after which will be able to extend fleet of Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC) up to 15 by the end of this year,” he told.

    The minister was speaking as chief guest at the inaugural session of 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Shipping, Logistics and Supply Chain Management 2013. Event was organised by the Publicity Channel in collaboration with Ministry of Ports and Shipping, Pakistan International Freight Forwarding Association, Pakistan Shipping Agents Association and Air Cargo Agents Association.

    Michael told that ship-breaking industry is being moved to Port Qasim for which 170 acres of land is earmarked and development work is carried on. About 3,000 industries are being moved to Port Qasim. An uninterrupted electric supply will be ensured there for which 500 megawatts (MW) electricity will be produced through coal plant. British government will also help in producing another 600 MW with solid waste at Karachi Port, he added.

    The federal minister said that IT database system is being installed and will be made functional within next month at all ports. This will help to track containers movement throughout and status of customs duty be also monitored.

    Responding to questions of journalists about letter of Sindh government to port authorities with regard to possession of government land, Michael said that they have not taken any illegal possession of Sindh government land and in most of cases they have possession of their own land. Future of ports and shipping industry is very bright. We are trying our best to curb corruption in my ministry. We have identified more than 3,000 ghost employees in Karachi Port Trust after which we have installed biometric attendance machine to ensure transparency. We should all work together for the promotion of economy, he added.

    Earlier in his welcome address Publicity Channel CEO Naeem Qureshi said that this event was aimed to share the latest information about developments and technical advancement in the sector all over the world, particularly in Pakistan. It will promote shipping and logistic industry through joint ventures, public private partnership, technology, investment and networking, he added.

    Giving introduction about the event, conference director Mehmood Tareen said that logistic industry is critical for business enhancement but its needs are overlooked.

    Transfreight Managing Director and FIATA Senior Vice President Babar Badat said that 95 percent of logistics is being done in containers through shipping globally. Ministry of Transport and Logistics is much needed in Pakistan. It shouldn’t only be a ministry of shipping and ports. Now logistic is needed from its start point to consumers. Almost 45-50 percent trade of many countries is regional as part of their GDP, whereas our GDP trade is only 5.0 percent.

    Talking on the topic of inter-regional trade potential of Pakistan, Agility Logistics Chief Executive Officer Moin A Malik said that regional trade is very important in today’s world. Almost 44 million containers move in Asia between different ports and its biggest volume is 4.5 million between Europe to Asia.

    This industry is growing at fast pace. It was four billion worth trade a decade before which is increased by 86 billion in 2011. Almost 22 times growth is noticed within Asia alone. China global trade is estimated at 2.38 trillion dollars by 2012 and Central Asian trade was 104 billion dollars in 2012, he mentioned.

    Pakistan is on a very important and strategic geographical location. We have potential through highways. Our current logistic trade is 0.3 percent of GDP which will be 2.3 percent in coming five years and this could be a game changer, Malik suggested and urged to address issues including improve logistic infrastructure, security, curbing corruption, difficult custom procedures and government policies.

    He requested federal minister to take notice of zero performance of National Trade Corridor five years program as not a single target is achieved. Poor infrastructure, non-existed railway system, technology, legislation, regulatory mechanism, people and trainings are great impediments to the growth of this sector, he observed.

    “We have generated Rs 20 million fund to initiate formal training program to develop human resource. We will generate another Rs 30 million in coming months. Government should support this initiative and provide land for this program,” Malik requested to federal minister.

    Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC) Chairman Muhammad Siddique Memon said that shipping has most important role in logistics and now it’s growing. PNSC is now in business of oil and bulk carrier and now planning to add more tankers in its fleet. We are a profit earning organization now and have earned 1.9 million profits last year, he added.

    Senator Abdul Haseeb khan in his address demanded federal minister to dissolve all boards of public enterprises and induct people of good repute in new boards including PIA, Pakistan Steel, KPT, Port Qasim, WAPDA etc, as they all are a great hurdle itself in progress of these organisations. He also requested prime minister to take notice of this situation.

    http://dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp...10-2013_pg5_15

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    Re: ‘Gwadar Port to be made functional’

    Great news we need to speed this up and link it to China. This could prove to be the most remarkable achievement if we are able to link this with the corridor to China. Good for south west China and good for Pakistan

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    ‘Gwadar Port to be functional in 5 months’

    KARACHI: Gwadar Port will be made fully functional in the next five months, said Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Senator Kamran Michael on Thursday at the inaugural session of the 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Shipping, Logistics and Supply Chain Management 2013.

    Almost 60 per cent of development work with specific reference to road infrastructure has been completed at the site, he told the participants of the event which was organised by the Publicity Channel in collaboration with the Ministry of Ports & Shipping, Pakistan International Freight Forwarding Association, Pakistan Shipping Agents Association and Air Cargo Agents Association.

    “The port will connect Gulf region and the Middle-East to Southeast Asia and is equally vital for national growth and in securing economy of Pakistan,” said the minister.

    “We are going to buy four oil tankers for our fleet after which we will be able to extend fleet of Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC) up to 15 by the end of this year,” he said.

    The minister on the occasion also announced that the ship breaking industry is being moved to Port Qasim for which 170 acres of land has been earmarked and development work is being carried on. About 3000 industries are being moved to Port Qasim while an uninterrupted electric supply will be ensured there for which 500 megawatt electricity will be produced through coal plant.

    The British government will also help in producing another 600 mega- watt with solid waste at Karachi Port, he added.—APP

    http://www.dawn.com/news/1048887/gwa...al-in-5-months

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    Re: ‘Gwadar Port to be functional in 5 months’

    Quote Originally Posted by Superkaif View Post
    KARACHI: Gwadar Port will be made fully functional in the next five months, said Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Senator Kamran Michael on Thursday at the inaugural session of the 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Shipping, Logistics and Supply Chain Management 2013.

    Almost 60 per cent of development work with specific reference to road infrastructure has been completed at the site, he told the participants of the event which was organised by the Publicity Channel in collaboration with the Ministry of Ports & Shipping, Pakistan International Freight Forwarding Association, Pakistan Shipping Agents Association and Air Cargo Agents Association.

    “The port will connect Gulf region and the Middle-East to Southeast Asia and is equally vital for national growth and in securing economy of Pakistan,” said the minister.

    “We are going to buy four oil tankers for our fleet after which we will be able to extend fleet of Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC) up to 15 by the end of this year,” he said.

    The minister on the occasion also announced that the ship breaking industry is being moved to Port Qasim for which 170 acres of land has been earmarked and development work is being carried on. About 3000 industries are being moved to Port Qasim while an uninterrupted electric supply will be ensured there for which 500 megawatt electricity will be produced through coal plant.

    The British government will also help in producing another 600 mega- watt with solid waste at Karachi Port, he added.—APP

    http://www.dawn.com/news/1048887/gwa...al-in-5-months
    Already posted [MENTION=5]Superkaif[/MENTION], I guess we need similar thread feature, Threads merged.

    I hope they make gwadar port operational as soon as possible, Its vital for our economy and trade, it will also speed up other construction works in Gwadar including the Motorway project.
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    Re: ‘Gwadar Port to be made functional’

    Excellent news. Opening of this port the earlier the better is the best for both nations

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    Pakistan govt plans new shipyard at Gwadar port



    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani government is considering setting up a new shipyard at Gwadar port for an expansion in business activities as well as employments, revealed by Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain.

    He was speaking at the steel cutting ceremony of Fleet Tanker Manufacture for Pakistan Navy at Karachi. The fleet tanker is being manufactured with the cooperation of Turkey.

    The Minister said ship building industry is playing an important role in generating employment opportunities and the government intends to make this industry more viable in the region.

    He said Karachi Ship Yard earned over 400 million rupees through tax revenue during the last financial year.

    Rana Tanveer Hussain said there are vast opportunities for expanding bilateral cooperation in various fields between Pakistan and Turkey. He stressed the need for utilizing these opportunities for the benefit of both peoples.
    http://www.thenewstribe.com/2013/11/...t-gwadar-port/
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    Re: Pakistan govt plans new shipyard at Gwadar port

    Its a sure winner......as long as they get the Chinese to manage it. It will eliminate corruption

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    Gwadar Port: Pakistan, China all set to develop master plan


    Under the short-term plan, Islamabad and Beijing want to develop Gwadar Port, whose control had already been given to China, in a bid to attract investment in different sectors. PHOTO: FILE

    ISLAMABAD:

    In a strategic move, Pakistan and China are set to make headway towards developing a master plan for Gwadar Port as part of an economic corridor that envisages investment of $12 billion by Beijing.
    Officials of the two countries will take up the matter during talks in Beijing on February 17, where Pakistan’s team will be led by Planning and Development Minister Ahsan Iqbal, officials say.

    As part of the economic corridor that will turn Pakistan into a hub of regional cooperation, Gwadar Port will be connected through road, rail and fibre links to China to help enhance trade between the two countries.

    Oil and gas pipelines are also part of the economic corridor over the long run, which is expected to provide a much-needed boost to economic activities in insurgency-hit Balochistan, according to the officials.

    Under the short-term plan, Islamabad and Beijing want to develop Gwadar Port, whose control had already been given to China, in a bid to attract investment in different sectors to make it a hub of economic activities. Under this plan, an oil city will be set up at the port to meet fuel needs.
    However, the United States and India are not pleased with the handing over of Gwadar Port to China, which will enhance its presence in the sea.

    The government is also looking to revive the abandoned Coastal Oil Refinery at Gwadar, a project that had been shelved by China in 2009-10 after operations of the port were handed over to the Singapore Port Authority. A global recession compounded the problems, providing another reason to shelve the project.

    The refinery, designed to have a maximum output of 60,000 barrels of oil per day, is part of China’s plan to invest $12 billion in multiple projects in Pakistan.

    Oil pipeline

    Officials pointed out that the oil and gas pipelines depended on normalisation of relations between the US and Iran.
    Though Iran supplies oil and gas to Turkey, China and India, the US is piling on the pressure on Pakistan to stop it from importing energy from Tehran. Experts describe it an attempt to push Pakistan towards economic collapse due to acute energy shortages.

    The PML-N government, which took over in June last year, has already offered Beijing to lay an oil pipeline from Gwadar to western China – a move that will allow the latter to diversify and safeguard crude oil import routes.

    Officials suggested that the oil pipeline could later be linked with Iran, which had already offered to build a pipeline from its territory to Gwadar for the transport of crude oil.
    During the previous government’s tenure, Iran had also expressed its willingness to set up an oil refinery at Gwadar Port with a production capacity of 400,000 barrels per day.

    Officials pointed out that Gwadar Port was quite close to the Persian Gulf through which nearly 40% of world’s oil supply flows. China meets 50% of oil demand through imports from the Middle East. The supply line to China runs over the 10,000km Dubai-Shanghai-Urumqi ocean route.

    “The crude oil processed and refined at the Gwadar oil refinery can be exported to Urumqi through the shortest possible route, which is Dubai-Gwadar-Urumqi spanning over 3,600 km. For this, an oil pipeline will be laid through the energy corridor up to western China via Karakoram Highway/Khunjrab Bypass,” an official said.

    Published in The Express Tribune, February 15th, 2014.
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    Re: Gwadar Port: Pakistan, China all set to develop master plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Jameel View Post

    Under the short-term plan, Islamabad and Beijing want to develop Gwadar Port, whose control had already been given to China, in a bid to attract investment in different sectors. PHOTO: FILE

    ISLAMABAD:

    In a strategic move, Pakistan and China are set to make headway towards developing a master plan for Gwadar Port as part of an economic corridor that envisages investment of $12 billion by Beijing.
    Officials of the two countries will take up the matter during talks in Beijing on February 17, where Pakistan’s team will be led by Planning and Development Minister Ahsan Iqbal, officials say.

    As part of the economic corridor that will turn Pakistan into a hub of regional cooperation, Gwadar Port will be connected through road, rail and fibre links to China to help enhance trade between the two countries.

    Oil and gas pipelines are also part of the economic corridor over the long run, which is expected to provide a much-needed boost to economic activities in insurgency-hit Balochistan, according to the officials.

    Under the short-term plan, Islamabad and Beijing want to develop Gwadar Port, whose control had already been given to China, in a bid to attract investment in different sectors to make it a hub of economic activities. Under this plan, an oil city will be set up at the port to meet fuel needs.
    However, the United States and India are not pleased with the handing over of Gwadar Port to China, which will enhance its presence in the sea.

    The government is also looking to revive the abandoned Coastal Oil Refinery at Gwadar, a project that had been shelved by China in 2009-10 after operations of the port were handed over to the Singapore Port Authority. A global recession compounded the problems, providing another reason to shelve the project.

    The refinery, designed to have a maximum output of 60,000 barrels of oil per day, is part of China’s plan to invest $12 billion in multiple projects in Pakistan.

    Oil pipeline

    Officials pointed out that the oil and gas pipelines depended on normalisation of relations between the US and Iran.
    Though Iran supplies oil and gas to Turkey, China and India, the US is piling on the pressure on Pakistan to stop it from importing energy from Tehran. Experts describe it an attempt to push Pakistan towards economic collapse due to acute energy shortages.

    The PML-N government, which took over in June last year, has already offered Beijing to lay an oil pipeline from Gwadar to western China – a move that will allow the latter to diversify and safeguard crude oil import routes.

    Officials suggested that the oil pipeline could later be linked with Iran, which had already offered to build a pipeline from its territory to Gwadar for the transport of crude oil.
    During the previous government’s tenure, Iran had also expressed its willingness to set up an oil refinery at Gwadar Port with a production capacity of 400,000 barrels per day.

    Officials pointed out that Gwadar Port was quite close to the Persian Gulf through which nearly 40% of world’s oil supply flows. China meets 50% of oil demand through imports from the Middle East. The supply line to China runs over the 10,000km Dubai-Shanghai-Urumqi ocean route.

    “The crude oil processed and refined at the Gwadar oil refinery can be exported to Urumqi through the shortest possible route, which is Dubai-Gwadar-Urumqi spanning over 3,600 km. For this, an oil pipeline will be laid through the energy corridor up to western China via Karakoram Highway/Khunjrab Bypass,” an official said.

    Published in The Express Tribune, February 15th, 2014.
    Its imperative the port develops asap. Strategically will be 1 of the most important ports in the region.
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    Re: China-Pakistan: Gwadar Port

    It seems Pakistan and China are forever set to sign MoU's to develop Gwadar -- ambitions rarely match capacity (and therefore are "ambitions") however, lets be realistic, MoU's cannot move investment in the face of lack of administration, violence and insecurity.

    Recall Gwadar was all set to be developed during the Musharraf regime, then it was all set to be developed during the PPP government, and of course it once again set to be developed, refineries built, "energy corridors", Karakorum highway, pipelines to nowhere -- all to further exactly, what?? In the years since Mr. Sharif was in office for the second time, what's changed in B'stan or in P'stan for that matter?
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    This Gwadar Project does not look like it is moving ahead any time soon.
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    Re: China-Pakistan: Gwadar Port

    Does a MOU have any standing as a contract or is it just an intention

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkling View Post
    Does a MOU have any standing as a contract or is it just an intention
    The MOU was signed on May 2013, and as of today, they are all set to develop a Master Plan.
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    Re: China-Pakistan: Gwadar Port

    Quote Originally Posted by bilalhaider View Post
    The MOU was signed on May 2013, and as of today, they are all set to develop a Master Plan.
    There is no master class plan. There is just master promises from what I can see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bilalhaider View Post
    The MOU was signed on May 2013, and as of today, they are all set to develop a Master Plan.
    So basically it is meaningless?

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