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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:14 pm

Master Plan For Construction of New Gwadar International Airport Ready, PM Told

GWADAR, Dec 29 (APP):
Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday said the government attaches high priority to the socio-economic development of Balochistan and will utilize all resources for the uplift of the people of the province, which has been neglected in the past.The Prime Minister expressed these views as he was given briefings on the new Gwadar International Airport and the Gwadar Deep Sea Port here on board a ship at the Gwadar Port.

Secretary Defence and Director General Civil Aviation Authority briefed the Prime Minister about the new airport project, which is to be constructed at 4300 acres of land, six times larger than the existing airport in Gwadar and will be completed in three years after the start of work.

Master plan for the project, for which a PC-1 of Rs. 7.5 billion has already been approved with an allocation of Rs. 750 million in the current Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP), has been finalized and survey completed.

The passenger terminal for Gwadar International Airport is perceived to facilitate 350,000 per year passenger traffic by 2020.

The Prime Minister was further informed that Oman, which has already contributed $ 17.5 million for the project, was ready to provide another $ 100 million after the work on airport starts.

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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:13 pm

CAA Directed to Complete Gwadar Airport Within Three Years

ISLAMABAD (January 13 2010):
Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani Tuesday directed the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to complete the new Gwadar International Airport within the stipulated period of three years. The Prime Minister issued these directives during a meeting with the delegation of Balochistan cabinet, led by Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani, says a PM House press release issued here.

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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:07 pm

Govt Likely to Okay Construction of Gwadar International Airport

By Ijaz Kakakhel

ISLAMABAD: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) in its meeting on January 21 is likely to approve construction of new Gwadar International Air Port (GIAP) and allied facilities with initial cost of Rs 7.5 billion including Rs 1.312 billion as Foreign Exchange Component (FEC).

The scheme envisages construction of state of the art GIAP, along with allied facilities over a piece of land already acquired measuring 4300 acres. The airport would be developed as a green-field airport and all major components of an airport would be developed as part of this project. The sources claimed that the NGIA would be the business gateway to Pakistan through the city of Gwadar. The government has already allocated Rs 750 million in the PSDP 2009-10 for its construction. Official sources claimed that the government attached high priority to the development of Gwadar Airport. They said that the new airport would be six times larger than the existing airport in Gwadar, which would be completed in three years after its initiation.

Master plan for the project, for which a PC-1 of Rs 7.5 billion has already been approved with an allocation of Rs 750 million in the current Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP), has been finalized and the survey completed. The passenger terminal for Gwadar International Airport is perceived to facilitate 350,000 per year passenger traffic by 2020.

The Prime Minister at Gwadar was informed that Oman, which had already contributed $ 17.5 million for the project, is ready to provide another $ 100 million after beginning construction of the airport.

The revised scheme envisages acquisition of around 4,300 acres of land for construction of GIAP at Gurandani, 26 km east of Gwadar City. Sources said that the terminal building has a capacity of handling Fokker flights only.

The construction of New Gwadar International Air Port forms an integral part of the overall objective of the transport sector in providing easy and efficient access to the southern region of Balochistan. The new airport would augment the airport facilities in Pakistan and as an advantage of its construction; a network of roads and other essential infrastructure would be developed.

Gwadar, which is strategically located has an enormous trade potential, which could not only help alleviate poverty and boost the socio-economic uplift of Balochistan but can contribute in the national economy through transit trade.

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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:44 pm

ECNEC Approves New Gwadar International Airport Project

ISLAMABAD, Jan 21:
The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) approved 28 development projects for different sectors of the economy on Thursday.

A meeting of ECNEC, presided over by Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin, also approved construction of New Gwadar International Airport and allied facilities costing Rs7.67 billion, including Omani grant of $17.50 million.

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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:07 am

Oman to provide $45m for Gwadar airport

By Sajid Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD:
Pak-Oman Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) has decided that Oman would provide $45 million grant for construction of Gwadar International Airport and other development projects.

Source: Daily Times
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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Amaad Lone » Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:01 pm

What waste of precious resources. An airport that currently gets two ATR42 flights a day is being upgraded with CAA funds, while an airport with a huge potential (Sialkot) is getting no government money.
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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by virk » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:42 pm

Abbas Ali wrote:Oman to provide $45m for Gwadar airport

By Sajid Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD:
Pak-Oman Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) has decided that Oman would provide $45 million grant for construction of Gwadar International Airport and other development projects.

Source: Daily Times
Why what interest do they have here?

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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Zulfiqar » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:57 pm

virk wrote:
Abbas Ali wrote:Oman to provide $45m for Gwadar airport

By Sajid Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD:
Pak-Oman Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) has decided that Oman would provide $45 million grant for construction of Gwadar International Airport and other development projects.

Source: Daily Times
Why what interest do they have here?
Until 1958 Gawadar was part of Oman, it was then sold to Pakistan. It has long-standing trade links with the region (the Makran coast). I can only assume their assistance will benefit people both sides. PK has been operating flights from Gawadar and perhaps Turbat to Muscat for a long time.

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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Moin » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:47 am

Maybe Oman's interest lies deeper than that. Maybe they're considering 'leasing' out Gwadar to Oman? I'm sure they'll exploit it better than we can.
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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:54 pm

Gwadar airport to cost Rs 7.6bn, Mukhtar tells Senate

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Thursday, April 08, 2010

ISLAMABAD:
Senate was informed on Wednesday that the new Gwadar International Airport is being constructed at the cost of RS 7.6 six billion and work will be completed within three years.

Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar made this statement during the question hour in the House, adding that the federal government has allocated Rs 750 million for the project.

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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:58 pm

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) - www.caapakistan.com.pk - is hiring Project Director for New Gwadar International Airport, according to following advertisment which appeared in today's (April 11) newspaper.

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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun May 30, 2010 11:34 am

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) notice for pre-qualification of contractors for construction of New Gwadar International Airport (NGIA). The notice appeared in May 28, 2010 newspaper.

Construction of airside works will be under two separate packages as follows:

Package - I : Runway, Taxiway, Apron and Civil Works
Package - II : Airfield Lighting & Electrical Works

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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:58 pm

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) advertisement in June 12, 2010 newspaper for pre-qualification of Project Management Consultants for New Gwadar International Airport (NGIA).

According to info in the advertismenet, total 4300 acres of land has been earmarked for the airport and the airport would be developed as major hub for all aviation activities in the region.

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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Amaad Lone » Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:32 pm

Can someone on this forum please explain to me somthing very simple.

Why does a fishing village that currently gets two ATR42 flights a day needs a new international airport?????????

Who is going to make money now?????????
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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by bernyjee » Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:40 pm

It seems to me Gwadar Airport expansion is based upon projected growth of Gwadar port and the business traffic it might attract. However, as usual, its poor planning. The port was developed at huge expense but no rail road network was developed to connect it with other parts of the country.

Unless the port is not a success, it could be premature to develop a huge airport.