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Gwadar all set for new journey after PM’s visit – Pakistan

Gwadar is set for a new journey after Imran Khan’s successful visit, Gwadar Pro reported on Tuesday. As promising changes are taking place in the booming area of Gwadar, Imran Khan reviewed progress on various development projects and witnessed the signing of memoranda of understanding (MoUs).

During the one-day visit, the Prime Minister performed the groundbreaking of the Gwadar Free Zone Phase Two and launched many projects such as Gwadar Fertiliser Plant, Gwadar Animal Vaccine Plant, Henan Agricultural Industrial Park, Hengmei Lubricants Plant, and Gwadar Expo Centre.

The MoUs signed during the visit included an implementation agreement of a 1.2 million gallons per day desalination plant and solar generators granted from China for south Balochistan.

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PM Imran launches various mega projects in Gwadar, says govt focusing on ‘neglected areas’ – Pakistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday performed the groundbreaking of phase two of the Gwadar Free Zone (GFZ) and launched a number of other development and infrastructure projects including an expo centre, agriculture industrial park and three factories.

During a single-day visit to Gwadar, the premier also inaugurated phase one of the GFZ, reviewed the progress on various development projects, and witnessed the signing of a number of memorandums of understanding (MoUs).

He was given a detailed briefing on the progress of the south Balochistan development package in line with the government’s efforts of focusing on the province.

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Russian co intends to setup desalination, waste-to energy project in Karachi – Pakistan

A delegation of Russian businessmen led by Sergey Savchuk, CEO, CC RusWelding called on Board of Investment (BOI) Chairman Atif Bokhari to discuss investment opportunities in Pakistan.

The delegation briefed about their projects related to water desalination and conversion of solid waste to energy, which they intend on setting up in Karachi.

They also spoke about developing an engineering center & said the company is exploring Public-Private Partnerships and EPC ventures.

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Mauripur Expressway approved – Karachi – Pakistan

The Mauripur Expressway, water and sanitation and desalination projects were approved on the public-private partnership mode on Thursday as the 32nd meeting of Public Private Policy Board was held at the Chief Minister’s House.

Along with the expressway, the board approved the Link Road to Korangi, Hub water supply project of three million gallons per day (MGD) from Dhabeji to Special Economic Zone, the Lyari sewerage system, the Lyari Development Authority’s Scheme 42, a five MGD desalination plant and construction of canal from Nabirsar to Vajira on the public private partnership mode.

The meeting agreed that the Mauripur Expressway is to be an eight-kilometre-long two into two lane project from Mauripur Expressway to Y-Junction. It would have a two lane one-way Interchange at ICI bridge.

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Hubco, DHA to provide clean water by reviving desalination plant – Pakistan

In a letter to the Pakistan Stock Exchange on Friday, Hubco said it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with DHA over the revival of DHA Cogen Limited, a desalination plant in Phase VIII.

Hubco will generate 84 megawatts of power to supply to K-Electric and provide three million gallons of potable water per day to the Cantonment Board Clifton.

DHA and Hubco plan to revive the desalination plant and generate five MGD of potable water. They plan to use sea water reverse osmosis technology for the project and Hubco already possesses the first right of refusal.

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SHC seeks reply of Centre over desalination plant at Karachi island – Pakistan

The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday issued notice to the federal government seeking its reply over an agreement it signed for a desalination plant installation at Bundal island.

A petition in the high court pleaded that the Attorney had earlier assured the learned court that all stakeholders will be taken into confidence over any development on the islands.

“The federal government has summoned tenders for construction activities and signed an agreement for installation of desalination plant at Bundal Island,” the petitioner said.

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Karachi Plan Worth Rs. 1.117T Comprises Over 100 Projects – Pakistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday was informed that the federal government’s Karachi Transformation Plan comprised over 100 projects that would cost Rs 1.117 trillion to fully fund.

The high-level meeting—attended by federal ministers Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Asad Umar, Faisal Vawda and Adviser on Finance Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, as well as Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa—was briefed on the overall progress of the plan.

It was informed that the projects had been divided into three phases in term of when they would be completed.

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Parliamentary body for early completion of Gwadar projects – Pakistan

The Parliamentary Committee on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) emphasized on early completion of ongoing projects at Gwadar pertaining to development of infrastructure, water, health, provision of energy, and security arrangements in view of the importance of Gwadar port.

In an in camera meeting of the CPEC chaired by Sher Ali Arbab after receiving briefing from relevant ministries and departments remarked that Gwadar is the most important component of the CPEC, as the success of the CPEC is linked with the effective operationalisation of Gwadar.

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Pakistan: Sindh Chief Minister inaugurates Rs 427.6 M desalination plant at Manora beach – Pakistan

After a failed attempt around 12 years back to make seawater fit for consumption by the residents of its posh neighbourhood, Karachi is making another attempt to desalinate the water of Arabian Sea but this time the beneficiaries will be low-income families of the city if the project becomes successful.

This time the Sindh Government has been building a Reverse Osmosis (RO) Plant near the Manora beach to desalinate the seawater to be consumed by the deprived residents of Manora that is a small peninsula connected to the mainland Karachi through a road link.

Earlier, in the year 2008, a Cogeneration Power and Desalination was inaugurated to produce three million gallons of desalinated water mainly for the residents of posh Defence Housing Authority neighbourhood of Karachi.

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Rs 12.13 bn released for CPEC projects under PSDP 2019-20 – Pakistan

The government has so far released development funds of over Rs 12.13 billion for various development projects of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) under its Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2019-20.

According to latest data issued by the ministry of Planning on Thursday, the government had allocated Rs 18 billion for around 20 projects of CPEC for the year 2019-20.

For construction of KKH phase-II Havelian-Thakot (118.057 M) part of CPEC, the government released Rs 2 billion out of total allocation of Rs 2.238 billion. The government has also released Rs 1.8 billion for preliminary design for up-gradation of main line (ML-1) and establishment of dryport near Havelian under the CPEC.

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