ISLAMABAD: The ground breaking of new airport in Gwadar city is likely to be performed this week. The airport would be built at a cost of US$230 million, an official from China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Secretariat Monday said.

He said works of project design and feasibility of the new international airport has already been completed while the Civil Aviation Authority has already identified the 3,000 acres of land that is located around 26 kilometer northeast of the existing airport.

The new airport would posses the international status which will be run under open sky policy, he said adding during the development process of the new airport, the existing airport’s capacity would also be enhanced by making it capable of transporting big aerolanes. He said with the establishment of new international airport, the Gwadar city would become hub of aviation industry and it would also help elevating the CPEC framework.

The official informed that the airport would have the capacity to receive world’s all types of aeroplanes including A380 Boeing to facilitate transportation of international investors and tourists.