Gwadar is an absolutely magnificent city that lies on the coastline of Pakistan. However, in spite of its current beauty and brilliance, there’s no doubting the fact that it’s a highly potent city that’s capable of becoming much more than it currently is.
There are many things that have held this city back over the years with the primary issue being the fact that foreign countries simply do not want Gwadar to progress. There have been many instances in which countries have intervened to make sure that Gwadar doesn’t become anything more than what it is at its current state which is quite absurd because this city has the potential to become one of the prime attractions of Pakistan.
Fortunately, over the past couple of years we’ve seen many glimmers of hope for Gwadar thanks to the interest of the Chinese. Although many countries have shown interest in transforming Gwadar into potentially the next Dubai, these countries have been stopped in their tracks by various intervening forces but one country that no one dares to interfere with is China and thankfully, these are the exact people who are now trying to transform Gwadar and show it its full potential.
For example, in the last month Pakistan rented roughly 2300 acres of land to China for the development of the first special economic zone in the deep sea port of Gwadar. This is however the tip of the iceberg because there are many other projects underway in this city that will come into fruition quite soon and hopefully attract more interest to it.
In November, if all goes well, a contract of $2.5 Billion will be granted to the China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau to erect an LNG terminal in Gwadar that will be absolutely massive. This terminal will be 711 kilometers long and 42 inches in diameter which is of course pretty incredible. It will stretch from Gwadar to Nawabshah and is one of the first steps to a successful city.
The aforementioned examples are just a few of the various projects that are being undertaken in this city but all things considered, even though it’s a beautiful place, Gwadar has always been considered a city with massive amounts of potential and now, thanks to the assistance of the Chinese, it’s travelling headfirst towards a prosperous future, one in which it’ll be regarded as one of the premier attractions of Pakistan.