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Punjab Safe Cities Authority to assist Balochistan govt in establishing Gwadar Safe City Project in CPEC hub

By Shafqat Ali | Gwadar Pro Jan 24, 2022

LAHORE, Jan. 24 (Gwadar Pro) – Punjab Safe Cities Authority will assist Balochistan government in establishing Gwadar Safe City Project in the hub of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Chief Operating Officer of Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA) Muhammad Kamran Khan and Project Director of Gwadar Safe City Shehzad Asif signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the cooperation here on Sunday afternoon.

According to the MoU, PSCA technical team will visit Gwadar Safe City project to assist in installation of Safe Cities Cameras, Networking and Communication and setting up of Command Center.

PSCA will provide guidance on technical requirements for all-important posts in the Gwadar Safe City project, the MoU mentioned.

Multiple mega projects of Gwadar under the game changer CPEC are expected to be completed during the current year that would benefit the local masses of the port city.

The mega projects to be completed in 2022 included Pakistan-China friendship hospital, Gwadar Eastbay Expressway, provision of water to Gwadar city, linking Gwadar to the national electricity grid, establishment of University of Gwadar, Gwadar Safe City project, and certain other projects in the socio-economic domain.

The construction of the 300-bed modern hospital in Gwadar was expected to be accomplished by December this year that would ensure best healthcare facilities for the local people.

The second project of Gwadar Eastbay Expressway would connect Gwadar Port to Makran coastal highway which is a six-lane expressway and would also be completed This year.

Under CPEC, Balochistan government has also initiated multiple projects for provision of clean water and its fair distribution in the coastal town of Gwadar. Moreover, multiple projects including, implementing water supply, distribution system, desalination plant, sewerage collection system, and treatment plant are also underway at full pace as planned in the Master Plan of Gwadar.

The other important project was provision of water to Gwadar city from nearby dams to meet the water needs of the area. The laying of pipelines from Swad Dam to Gwadar is also near completion.

The Gwadar, Pasni, and surrounding areas would be provided clean drinking water through Shadi Kaur, Akra Kaur dams. The installation of water pipeline from Ankara Dam to Jiwani would ensure an uninterrupted supply of water to the residents of the area under the mega schemes of CPEC.

The development on the Ankara Kaur Dam was also near completion which would provide 2.7 million gallons of water per day. Moreover, the desalination plants under CPEC are also near completion in Gwadar that would fulfill the remaining water needs of the port city.

 

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