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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:08 am

Gwadar airport construction likely to begin by Sept

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The construction work on Gwadar International Airport is likely to start by the end of September this year, it is learnt reliably here.

After the approval of grant by Chinese government work has been accelerated for the development of the airport and now the construction will start in next three months, official sources told The Nation here no Wednesday. The project will be completed in two to three year and will cost $230 million or around Rs23 billion, the official said. The Chinese government has agreed to provide funds for the construction of the airport. China has approved a grant in this regard during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s recent visit to China.

Construction of New Gwadar International Airport (NGIA), along with allied facilities for new airport will be capable of handling a combination of ATR 72, Airbus, (A-300), Boeing (B-737) and Boeing (B-747) for domestic as well international routes. The airport is situated 14 km North of the Gwadar city. Gwadar carries geographically strategic importance and therefore has witnessed a lot of major development and commercial activities in the recent years.

The government has directed the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for the swift completion of development work on Gwadar airport, the source said. China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will turn Gwadar in to a regional economic hub and, in preparation for this, special emphasis is being given for the development of New Gwadar International Airport, the sources said.

Gwadar international airport is part of CPEC short term plan and will be completed by the end of 2019 or early 2020, the source said. The construction of international standard airport at Gwadar is aimed at facilitating the movement of international investors and visitors. Around 4,300 acres of land 26km northeast of the existing airport has already been acquired, the source maintained. The construction of new airport at Gwadar will help creating jobs opportunity for the local people.

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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:38 am

Gwadar airport construction likely to commence in Sept

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Construction work on Gwadar International Airport is likely to be started by the end of September this year after approval of grant by the Chinese government.

Official sources told the project will be completed within three years and will cost two hundred and thirty million dollars.
The Chinese government has agreed to provide funds for the construction of the airport and had approved a grant in this regard during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s recent visit to China.

Officials said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor will turn Gwadar in to a regional economic hub and, in preparation for this, special emphasis is being given for the development of New Gwadar International Airport.

The construction of international standard airport at Gwadar is aimed at facilitating the movement of international investors and visitors.
According to officials around 4,300 acres of land 26 kilometers northeast of the existing airport has already been acquired. —INP

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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Asim49 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:20 am

According to Express News, Gwadar airport would be capable to handle A380.

https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPup ... e=20170630

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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:36 am

I think the airport will be visited by big freighters like Antonov An-124 for transportation of equipment/cargo items for various projects in Gwadar.

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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Asim49 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:10 am

As far as concern to passenger traffic, i guess it will take some time to operate A380 to/from Gwadar.

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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Pakistan-1 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:30 pm

What will happen to the current airport after the new one opens?
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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:23 pm

Advertisement in July 15 newspaper about China - Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) includes following artist's impression of new Gwadar International Airport to be built at a cost of US$230 million.

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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Pakistan-1 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:11 pm

Looks very basic maybe the airport will be more cargo centric
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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:51 am

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) advertisement in August 20 newspaper for hiring Project Director under PC-I of Gwadar International Air Port (GIAP) Project.

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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:22 pm

According to PTV News, today Cabinet Committee meeting on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was informed that:

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More than twenty-two billion rupees of Chinese grant received for the construction of airport meeting international standards in Gwadar.

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Preliminary design of the airport is to be given final shape. Airport construction work is expected to start by the end of June 2018.

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Airport construction project will be completed in three years. The airport will be capable of handling large aircraft.

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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:10 pm

According to news sources, the 7th Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) meeting on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) held in Islamabad on November 21, 2017, approved New Gwadar International Airport construction project. The construction work will start by the end of first half of year 2018.

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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:16 pm

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Groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of New Gwadar International Airport will be performed soon, this was stated by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi during visit to Gwadar today.

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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:50 pm

Artist's impression of terminal building of New Gwadar International Airport?



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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Pakistan-1 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:02 pm

Abbas Ali wrote:
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Artist's impression of terminal building of New Gwadar International Airport?



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This airport looks fairly small , would have 3 to 4 jetway gates at Max
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Re: New Gwadar International Airport Project

Post by Abbas Ali » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:22 am

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Director General Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority Air Marshal (Retd) Asim Suleiman in his address at 11th D-8 Meeting of Directors General & Experts Working Group on Civil Aviation in Islamabad on November 27 said that after New Islamabad International Airport, New Gwadar International Airport will be another greenfield airport of Pakistan. Construction work of New Gwadar International Airport will start by March 2018.

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New Gwadar International Airport construction work will start in 2018 and will be completed in two years, this was disclosed by Adviser to the Prime Minister on Aviation Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan Abbasi in Islamabad today.


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