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.