Construction of Gwadar Shipyard

The Federal government and the provincial government of Balochistan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding the ownership and construction of Gwadar Shipyard.

In this regard a addressing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony held at the Chief Minister Secretariat. Chief Minister Balochistan Mir Jam Kamal Khan, Provincial Ministers including Mir Muhammad Saleem Khosa, Mir Arif Jan Muhammad Hasani, Parliamentary Secretary for Information Bushra Rind and concerned provincial and federal officials were present on the occasion.

According to the agreement Gwadar Shipyard would be owned by the government of Balochistan which was being acquired by the federal government under equity.

The capacity of Gwadar Shipyard would be much greater than Karachi Shipyard which would be significant for improvement in economy of Balochistan. Professional training of HIT would be provided to youth of Balochistan in Gwadar Institute and Karachi Shipyard to enable them to work outside the country after making them skilled. Workshop would also be established for repairing ships in Gwadar in order to provide better facilities in the area.

Federal Minister for Defence Production Zubaida Jalal while addressing the ceremony said that the federal government had taken the responsibility of providing basic facilities to the local population in the area. She assured that no one would be evicted from Gwadar but a comprehensive plan would be made to provide basic necessities of life including education and health to the local population.

“The government has assured full cooperation for the development of Gwadar and its environs and in this regard, whatever demand has been made by Balochistan is being seriously implemented,” she added

 Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan while addressing the ceremony said that the joint venture of Gwadar Shipyard was a historic project which would help to enhance economic and development of Balochistan in future and the province would move towards financial self-reliance with projects like Gwadar Shipyard.