GWADAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Gwadar on 29th March, where he attended the international expo in the coastal city. Chinese diplomat Lijian Zhao said that the premier has grace Gwadar Expo 2019, which was held on March 29, He also attended the ground breaking ceremony of new Gwadar International Airport.

The airport is being hailed as Pakistan’s biggest airport, thus far.

Moreover, it will be capable of handling a combination of ATR 72, Airbus, (A-300), Boeing (B-737) and Boeing (B-747) for domestic as well as international routes.

Earlier in February, Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar had said that the groundbreaking of a number of Gwadar projects will be performed in March.

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.”