China gives grant, will construct new Gwadar airport; it would be Pakistan’s second airport with capacity to cater bigger aircraft.
PKONWEB Report – Spadework for the construction of new Gwadar airport measuring 4300 acres and costing $246 million has been completed.
Chinese and Pakistani officials are in the process of sorting out modalities to initiate construction in June.
The new airport in the portcity of Balochistan will be the second facility in Pakistan to cater to big aircraft, including the world’s largest passenger airliner, the Airbus A380.
The Senate on Friday was informed that Gwadar International Airport will be a modern airport with night navigation facilities.
Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan during the question hour told the upper house that China has agreed to provide over thirty-five billion rupees for construction of the new airport project in Gwadar.
Unlike other projects under the multi-billion dollars China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which are operating under concessional loans, the Airport is planned under a 100 percent Chinese grant. He said the airport is expected to be completed in three years (by 2022).