14 June | 2024

Lahore, Pakistan

Iran’s consul general calls on GDA head during his visit to Gwadar

Mujib Qambrani informs Hasan Darvesh about Gwadar Smart Port City Master Plan, under-progress projects

QUETTA: Iran’s Consul General Hasan Golivand Darvesh has called on Gwadar Development Authority (GDA) Director General Mujibur Rahman Qambrani during his visit to Gwadar.

Mujib Qambrani informed the Iranian consul general about implementation of the Gwadar Smart Port City Master Plan and the under-progress development projects. He said the supply of 100 megawatts of additional electricity by Iran was a reflection of the strong friendship between the neighboring countries.

He said the GDA had provided all basic facilities in Gwadar, including water, education, health, roads, sports fields, parks, and international airport. Under the master plan, he said they were establishing a central business district consisting of 25,00 acres of land i.e. downtown and an industrial zone consisting of 20,000 acres.

With completion of which, Gwadar will become an international economic and tourist city at the global level, which not only will guarantee the prosperity of the country but also the region. On the occasion, Hasan Darvesh said Iran would increase the annual trade volume with Pakistan from 1.5 billion dollars to 5 billion dollars.

Appreciating the development of Gwadar and the projects in the master plan, the consul general said the development and prosperity of Gwadar were in the interest of both Pakistan and Iran. He said that Iran was interested in projects to generate energy from natural sources.

He said that a plan to generate 300 megawatts of electricity from solar energy was under consideration. In the meeting, it was agreed to exchange delegations to highlight business, tourism, and cultural links between Gwadar and Chabahar – situated on the Makran Coast of the Iranian province of Sistan and Baluchestan, and is officially designated as a free trade and industrial zone by Tehran.

In collaboration with the Gwadar Development Authority and the Gwadar Port Authority, the provincial government will unleash step-by-step spiral components of the Gwadar Master Plan ranging from high-tech industries, mega shopping malls, luxury resorts, central business districts, commercial entities, high-paid jobs, tax-free environment, the infrastructure of airway, highways and seaways.