ProjectGwadar East-Bay Expressway
Project DescriptionProject 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.

Responsibility:

  • Proposing Agency: Gwadar Port Authority and Ministry of Maritime Affair
LocationGwadar district, Balochistan
ProvinceBalochistan
Estimated Cost (US $ Million)168
Executing Company / SponsorsContracting company on the basis of EPC Or any Financial Framework Agreement under CPEC
FinancingGovernment Interest Free Loan
Supervising AgencyMinistry 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