Progress on CPEC projects reviewed

By Staff Reporter | Dawn Nov 12, 2021

GWADAR: The progress on dev­elopment projects initiated under the China Pakistan Econ­omic Corridor (CPEC) was revie­wed at a meeting here on Thursday.

The meeting took several decisions for accelerating the pace of work for early completion of the projects.

Gwadar Port Authority (GPA) chairman Naseer Ahmed Kas­hani, China Overseas Port handling Company chairman Zhang Bao Zong, Director General of Gwadar Develop­ment Authority Shahzeb Kaka, Makran Division Commissioner Shah Irfan Ghar­sheen and Gwadar Deputy Com­m­i­ssioner retired Major Abdul Kabir Khan Zarkoon briefed the meeting about progress of the ongoing development projects.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Secretary Mathar Niaz Rana discussed issues of drinking water and electricity and ordered that uninterrupted water and electricity supply be ensured in Gwadar and other areas.

He said that vacancies for educated youths of Gwadar on contract basis in the education department should be ensured as soon as possible.

He said in view of the importance of the port city, a fire brigade station should also be established and fire tenders should be purchased for Gwadar district.

Referring to fisheries and fishermen’s issues, the chief secretary said that there was a need to introduce reforms in the fisheries laws in accordance with needs of the present day.

He stressed the need for provision of the best medical care for the people of Gwadar and called upon the health department to improve its performance.

Mr Rana reviewed the implementation of the decisions taken during his last visit to Gwadar and asked the authorities concerned to ensure implementation of these decisions.

Published in Dawn, November 12th, 2021

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