Gwadar city is all set to reclaim its lost glory as the Balochistan government has launched several development schemes in the city in a bid to upgrade its historical and tourist spots.
“The city administration has also been given the special task of taking inclusive steps to ensure the provision of basic amenities to the city dwellers,” an official of Gwadar Development Authority (GDA) told APP.
He said a six-kilometer long sewage line at a cost of Rs. 570 million is being developed under the first phase which is expected to be completed shortly. Under the second phase, the development work on a 16-kilometer long sewage line at a cost of Rs 750 million will also be initiated in the near future, he added.
According to the official, this is the first time the government in Balochistan has taken the lead in renovating and revamping the old structure of the Gwadar city. The provincial government has dedicated a big chunk of allocated budget for the development of sustainable road infrastructure in the city.
With the construction of roads, the fishermen will get easy access to the port and will get a swift route to transport their fish to the market, he added. The official said the GDA would construct a modern monument at Mala Fazal Chowk of the city under the city’s master plan to attract the tourists.
He said the government will construct an East-bay Expressway to ensure smooth traffic flow on the main artery of Gwadar Port. The objective of the East-bay Expressway is to connect the port with the National Highways, he added.
Moreover, the Balochistan government will restructure and establish the latest hospitals in Gwadar to provide better health facilities to the people. He said the previous governments had developed the city on paper and nothing was done on the ground.