Project Gwadar East-Bay Expressway
Project Description Project Title: Construction of East-Bay Expressway, Gwadar Port

Currently, Gwadar Deep-Sea Port is connected through a narrow 16 feet wide thoroughfare of Gwadar town at the West-Bay. All the trawlers/trucks loaded with imported shipments pass through this strip causing disruption of normal traffic. The port has not a dedicated wide highway to cater the transporting requirements of the post. The port operationalization, even with the available 3 multi-purpose berths, necessitates construction of the planned East-Bay expressway. This 6-lane expressway along with a provision of 30 meters wide railway corridor shall connect the port with the Mekran Coastal Highway (N-20) through the 2300 acres Free Trade Zone of Gwadar Port.

Objective of the Project: Linking Gwadar Port with the main artery of national highway network and smooth logistic transportation of import, export and transit goods.


  • Proposing Agency: Gwadar Port Authority and Ministry of Maritime Affair
Location Gwadar district, Balochistan
Province Balochistan
Estimated Cost (US $ Million) 168
Executing Company / Sponsors Contracting company on the basis of EPC Or any Financial Framework Agreement under CPEC
Financing Government Interest Free Loan
Supervising Agency Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Government of Pakistan
Project Progress Update
  • Cost approved by ECNEC on 12-01-2015
  • Contract Agreement was signed b/w GPA & CCCC on 24-09-2017
  • Groundbreaking ceremony of Eastbay Expressway was held on 22nd November 2017 by Prime Minister
  • Construction work underway
  • Date of Completion October, 2020