Gwadar: Construction work on Gwadar Airport, which will be largest in the country, will commence later this year while the port city faces chronic water shortage and energy shortfall.
According to a report published in Dawn, Soil testing for Gwadar Airport is under progress and the final project design will be completed till April 2018. Gwadar International Airport will be completed in three years once the Project design is complete.
After completion, this would be the largest Airport in the country which can also accommodate A-380 world’s largest commercial aircraft.
The report adds that Gwadar is facing energy shortfall with a demand of 30 MW and supply of mere 14 MW of electricity. GDA officials told visiting journalists from Islamabad that three electricity generation projects are in pipeline: 45 MW through generators in Gwadar, 300 MW Coal-fired Power plant and 100 MW electricity imported from Iran through transmission lines.
Gwadar also faces a chronic shortage of Water. The demand stands at 6.5 Million Gallons Daily (MGD) whereas supply is mere 2.5 MGD.
The report further added that a mega oil city spreading over 80,000 acres would also be constructed in Gwadar city.
Gwadar Master Plan has been revised and it will be finalized and presented by Chinese till August this year, said the report.
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