Accelerated Development Plan for Southern Balochistan

Engineering Post Report

Southern Balochistan is the most under-developed area of the country requiring immediate intervention  through formulation of a robust development.

Under special directions of the Prime Minister, nine districts of Southern Balochistan i.e.Washuk, Lasbela, Gwadar, Panjgur, Turbat/Kech, Khuzdar, Awaran, Kharan and Chagai  have already been identified  as most deprived  zones in dire need of targeted  interventions  to upscale the economic activity for betterment of the local people.

As many as 30 projects involving total cost of Rs 135.5 billion  in Transport, Water, Power and Fuel, Agriculture, Industries ,  Commerce and Education sectors have been prioritized for implementation in these backward districts .                                                                                                                                                                                  

Furthermore, establishment of Precision Systems Training Centre and Pakistan Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) Laboratories  at Gwadar Balochistan are also underway.

These laboratories at Gwadar will not only  create jobs but also be playing a vital role in the economic development  by providing  testing facilities to the local industries in food safety and security,  building materials, minerals, water testing, fisheries and chemicals.

Land measuring  5 acres has already been acquired from the Gwadar Development Authority (GDA) and construction of building is almost complete and furniture and fixture purchase is under process.