Gwadar: Sher Ali Arbab, chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), said at a meeting that no effort should be spared to build infrastructure and offer basic services in Gawadar under the CPEC framework, according to news reports.
Several department secretaries attended the CPEC in-camera meeting at Parliament House, where they briefed the panel on current initiatives and development programmes. Residents of Gwadar who have lost their livelihoods, houses, or lands as a result of current development activities will be compensated, according to the committee chairman.
Chairman Arbab further emphasised that projects related to clean water, power, and infrastructure must be completed as quickly as possible for the benefit of Gwadar residents.
The committee was informed by the secretary of the aviation division that the Gwadar Airport will be operational by September 2023. Similarly, the chairman of the Gwadar Port Authority indicated that negotiations with technical boards and the Chinese side are underway to create the curriculum for the Pak-China Technical and Vocational Institute, which will be finished in December 2021.
Other development initiatives linked to agriculture and development activities in other provinces were also discussed at length at the conference.
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