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Gwadar Port is a warm-water, deep-sea port situated on the Arabian Sea at Gwadar in Baluchistan province of Pakistan.
Most beautiful coastlines of the world with shining blue water and marble white sand, Gwadar Port t is located about 267 NM West of Karachi 120 km from the Iranian border and 380 km (240 mi) km northeast of the nearest point in Oman across the Arabian Sea. Because of its ideal location at the mouth of gulf and opposite strategic choke points of Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman the port is visualized to become a regional hub serving incoming and out going commercial traffic of Middle East and Gulf countries. Because of these reasons Gwadar ( known as ‘The Door of Coastlines’) will hold more commercial importance in future.
History Of Gwadar Port:
Pakistan had identified Gwadar as a port site as far back as 1954 when Gwadar was still under the Omani rule. After 200 years of Omani rule, Pakistan purchased Gwadar from Oman for $3 million on 8 September 1958. Most of the money for the purchase from Oman came from donations, with Prince Sultan Mohammad Shah, the reigning Aga Khan of that time, being the leading contributor. Pakistan-Oman agreement had two important clauses: All Baluchistan would form catchment for recruiting Omani forces; and Resources of Gwadar would be further developed. As a result, the Baloch people constitute a major part of Omani forces. At that time, Gwadar was a small and underdeveloped fishing village with a population of a few thousand (Total 2000 People Populated out of which 500 were belongs to Shia Imami Ismaili Community and followers of His Highness The Aga Khan 48th/49th Imam of the time, and join the Omani forces as per the guidance of the Imam of the time) now it is a sprawling township with a population of 80,000 to 100000 approx.
During the mid-1950s Pakistan reached the United States and in mid-1970s it approached erstwhile USSR for the purpose of the development of Gwadar port, but both of them show no interest. Ultimately, it is the all-long friend China that has gave a hand to Pakistan and came up to release this project. The 1st Phase of Gwadar Port was developed by the Government of Pakistan at a cost of $248 million. The Phase II at a projected cost of $932 million is still under construction (although the agreement has been signed by both of the governments to finalize the free zone master plan of creating a 100% increase in cargo-handling and start of the free economic zone and it is expected to start during March-April 2016).. China has been potent in designing the project. China is providing approximately 80% of the cost of the port as grants and soft loans. Over 500 Chinese experts and workers are working on the project.
Gwadar projects are likely to be more fruitful for the benefits of China and Pakistan. But this is not that, also the entire region is destined to benefit from it. A trans-regional facility is propping up that will drastically cut down distances between various destinations, create new routes and provide port access to a number of landlocked countries of Asia, through shortest land route. The Gwadar Port is a warm-water, deep-sea port, it would remain functional throughout the year.
For More Info: www.gwadarport.gov.pk