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Gwadar Port is a deep-sea port situated on the Arabian Sea at Gwadar in Balochistan province of Pakistan. The port is a major destination in the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor.
Gwadar Port is owned by the government-owned Gwadar Port Authority and operated by the state-run Chinese firm China Overseas Port Holding Company (COPHC).
Gwadar is located on the shores of the Arabian Sea it is in Pakistan's western province of Balochistan. It is about 533 km from Karachi and 120 km from the Iranian border and 380 km (240 mi) km northeast of the nearest point in Oman across the Arabian Sea. Gwadar Port is located at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, just outside the Strait of Hormuz, near shipping routes in and out of the Persian Gulf.
The China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a development megaproject which aims to connect Gwadar Port in southwestern Pakistan to China’s northwestern autonomous region of Xinjiang, via a network of highways, railways and pipelines to transport oil and gas.
The Gwadar Development Authority has urged the federal government to allow coal imports through the port.
In June 2016, China Power International Holding Limited and Hub Power Company agreed to fund the construction of a coal-fired power plant jetty in Balochistan. The jetty will be constructed by China Harbour Engineering Company, a subsidiary of China State Construction Engineering Corporation. The jetty is expected to be completed by September 2018, with an uploading requirement of 4 million tonnes of coal annually.
Project Details of coal jetty
- Sponsor: China Power International Holding Limited, Hub Power Company
- Location: Gwadar, Balochistan, Pakistan
- Proposed Coal Capacity (Million tonnes per annum): 4
- Status: Proposed
- Projected In Service: September 2018
- Type: Imports
- Source of Coal:
- Financing: China Power International Holding Limited, Hub Power Company
Articles and Resources
- "Economic corridor: Chinese official sets record straight," The Express Tribune, 2 March 2015
- "Gwadar port FBR, BoI working on preferential tax policy," Business Recorder, January 22, 2015
- "Pakistan and Chinese companies have inked an agreement for the construction of a coal-fired power plant jetty in Balochistan," The Express Tribune, June 10, 2016