ProjectDevelopment of Free Zone
Project Objective This project will aim at creating backup port industry for Gwadar Port.
Project DescriptionProject Title: Infrastructure Development for Free Zone & EPZs, Gwadar

At present following areas have been allocated as free zone and export processing zones in the industrial locations of Gwadar. Pieces of lands have already been earmarked/acquired for the purpose:

  • Gwadar port free zone: 2,280 acres
  • GIEDA industrial zone: 3,000 acres
  • EPZA export processing zone: 1,000 acres

Infrastructure is required to be developed for these industrial zones, for example, access roads, internal roads, water, gas, power, custom facilities, fencing, security, some warehouses, office and other allied infrastructure, etc.
Proposing Agency: Gwadar Port Authority, MoPS

LocationGwadar district, Balochistan
Estimated Cost (US $ Million)32
Executing Company / SponsorsGPA, GIEDA, and EPZA Or any Financial Framework Agreement under CPEC
FinancingChinese Government Concessional Loan
Supervising AgencyMinistry of Ports & Shipping, Government of Pakistan and Ministry of Commerce
Project Progress Update
  • Tax exemptions for port and Free Zone notified in Finance Bill 2016 
  • Ground breaking done by the Prime Minister
  • 100% private Investment inside Free Zone. To be operated by COPHCL
  • 1st phase completed and inagurated in January 2018
  • Significant progress and response from investors
  • Gwadar Free Zone investment guide line published
  • First Gwadar Expo was held in January 2018
  • A number of industries to start construction work in soon
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