New berth at Gwadar Port to be built this year: Jaffer Iqbal
Minister of State for Maritimes Affairs, Chaudhry Jaffer Iqbal has said that a new berth will be constructed at Gwadar Port within one year, providing a larger anchoring space to accommodate three additional big ships.
Talking to APP in Gwadar, he said the 900-metre-long berth will offer a vertical front from the Gwadar coastline into Arabian Sea to facilitate the loading and unloading of cargo from the vessel.
He said work on construction of a 15-kilometre-long road from Zero Point in Gwadar to Coastal Highway is underway, along with lying of railway track side by side.
The Minister of State said a 12-kilometre-long air strip at the new Gwadar International Airport would be completed in one year.