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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:06 pm

According to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Secretariat:

New Gwadar International Airport construction work will start in the first quarter of 2019.

Project design and feasibility study work already has been completed.

The new airport will be capable of handling large aircraft including Airbus A380.

The new airport will provide modern facilities to investors and tourists.

The new airport will attain important position in CPEC framework.

Gwadar with the new airport will become a centre of aviation industry at world level.

Location of the new airport is 26 kilometers away in the north-east from the existing Gwadar International Airport.

3,000 acres of land has been identified for the construction of new Gwadar International Airport.

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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:01 pm

Acting DG CAA Squadron Leader (Retired) Shahrukh Nusrat has said that the new Gwadar International Airport will be the second greenfield airport of Pakistan.

Islamabad International Airport, the country's first greenfield airport was inaugurated on May 1, 2018, he said.

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A greenfield airport is an aviation facility with greenfield project characteristics. The designation reflects certain environmental qualities (using previously undeveloped or empty greenfield land, for example) and commissioning, planning and construction processes that are generally carried out from scratch. While a green field found in nature is defined as a wide expanse of natural land (meadow, prairie, grassland), here greenfield denotes that a project lacks any constraints imposed upon it by prior work or existing infrastructure. (A brownfield, on the other hand, remodels or improves upon existing facilities.) Such projects can be highly coveted by engineers as no time must be allotted for demolition of unneeded buildings, etc.

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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Hamad » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:24 am

Correct me if Iam wrong but isn’t Sialkot Airport The first greenfield Airport in Pakistan :-k

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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:03 pm

Construction work on Gwadar airport to begin in April

ISLAMABAD:
The spadework for construction of Gwadar International Airport measuring 4,300 acres and costing $246 million has, now, been completed, and both the Pakistani and the Chinese authorities are currently engaged to sort out modalities to initiate construction work in April this year, sources told The News here on Sunday.

“Currently, the Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) comprising the Pakistani and the Chinese officials look forward to initiate work on the Gwadar Airport in March as the feasibility study of the project has been completed, reviewed and approved by the competent authorities,” the sources said.

According to the latest official record, the design and work plan has been approved and the construction work would be started in 1st quarter of 2019. The soil testing on the land that began in January 2018 has been completed through 300 boreholes made on various locations.

“The projects in Gwadar are conducted under a Framework agreement with NDRC and a MoU with MOFCOM and the Exim Bank. Unlike many of the other CPEC projects in Gwadar, the New Gwadar International Airport is not financed by a loan from China but through a Chinese Grant,” it said.

It showed that the grant agreement was signed in May 2017 and the name of the airport would be New Gwadar International Airport (NGIA) that would be capable of handling a combination of ATR 72, Boeing 737 and Boeing 747. The estimated cost is 246 million dollar and the executing company would be Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

It will be the biggest airport of Pakistan. In comparison to other airports like Karachi Airport (3,700 acres), Islamabad International Airport (3,600 acres), Lahore Airport (2,800 acres), the Gwadar Airport will be built on 4,300 acres.

The sources said the Pakistani government is expected to announce initiation of formal work on the Gwadar International Airport in next two weeks, adding, “The provision of funds for this project would be ensured in line with the mutual agreement made between the Pakistani and the Chinese governments.”

They said the Balochistan government has already included the Gwadar Airport in the Master Plan of Gwadar that also comprises multi-billion projects to turn this area into a hub of economic activities.

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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:56 pm

‘Groundbreaking of Gwadar projects due next month’

ISLAMABAD:
Groundbreaking of a number of Gwadar projects as well as Rashakai special economic zone will be performed by next month, planning minister said on Thursday.

“Rashakai would be the first SEZ which will hit the ground in the coming six weeks,” Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar said, addressing the ‘Friends of Silk Road’ launch ceremony.

Bakhtyar said the government attaches top priority to the development of Gwadar.

Groundbreaking of a number of projects including Gwadar power plant, New International Airport, vocational institute and hospital would be done in the coming few weeks,” the minister was quoted as saying in an official statement. “Similarly, Gwadar master plan would be finalised in the coming six weeks.”

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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:44 pm

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Foundation stone laying ceremony of new Gwadar International Airport will be performed this month, said Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Makhdoom Khusro Bukhtiar at a press conference in Islamabad today.

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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:45 pm

Minister for Planning and Development Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar said that the ground-breaking of New Gwadar International Airport would be made by end of this month for which arrangements were being finalized.

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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:36 pm

In March 21 newspaper:

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

Request for Proposal (RFP)

(On Urgent Basis)

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) intends to hire an event management firm for conducting inauguration arrangements of new Gwadar International Airport having expertise of arranging such events in the shortest possible time.

Bids submitted will be opened on March 26, 2019.

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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:08 pm

According to news sources:

Foundation stone laying/ground-breaking ceremony for new Gwadar International Airport to be performed by Prime Minister Imran Khan on March 29.

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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:09 pm

PM to launch new Gwadar airport project on 29th

By Saleem Shahid and Behram Baloch | 3/28/2019

QUETTA/GWADAR:
Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit the port city on Friday to lay foundation stone of the new Gwadar International Airport.

The new airport, which will have latest equipment and facilities, will be one of the country's largest airports.

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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:36 pm

According to news sources:

* Construction of new Gwadar International Airport will be completed in three years at a cost of forty billion rupees. It will be modern airport built using latest technology.

* China will collaborate with Pakistan CAA for construction of the new airport which will be one of the most important projects of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by inducedrag » Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:26 pm

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1939667/1- ... l-airport/

QUETTA: Prime Minister Imran Khan reached Balochistan’s provincial capital on Friday as an initial stop for his first inter-provincial tour. During the two-day visit, the premier will also visit Sindh and Punjab.

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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:26 pm

Prime Minister Imran Khan addressing groundbreaking ceremony for new Gwadar International Airport project

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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:22 pm

Apparently it was a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony performed inside a tent outside Expo Centre in Gwadar not at actual construction site of the new airport.

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Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing taking part in groundbreaking ceremony for new Gwadar International Airport project.

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