Currently, Pakistan has two main operating international deep-sea ports: Karachi Port and Port Qasim. During the coming years, their capacity expansion programs are unlikely to keep pace with the expected growth in demand, resulting in a need for a third port to fill the gap. In particular, Karachi Port has significant physical limitations and will not be able to grow at the same speed as the national growth in demand over the coming decades.
Gwadar is Pakistan’s largest infrastructural project since independence. After the completion of the first phase of Gwadar port, billions of dollars have been invested in Gwadar and in the next one or two years the investment can cross the figure of trillions. China is a major investor in Gwadar, and has spent $248 million in the first phase of Gwadar port.
The Ministry of Ports and Shipping and Gwadar Port Authority initiated the Project of building a modern Civic Centre Building in the heart of the Gwadar City to set a model for the upcoming buildings in the future and to develop the underprivileged area of Gwadar in particular and Balochistan in general.