Islamabad: The Gwadar Eastbay Expressway project, which involves the development of a major highway connecting Gwadar with the hinterland, has been slated for completion by April 2021 — with the venture falling under the auspices of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
According to the details available, the project’s development has been accelerated in recent months, and it is expected to be completed by early 2021. The Eastbay Expressway is expected to be the primary connection between the Gwadar Port, the Gwadar Free Zone, and the National Highways. It will also serve as a major route for exports, imports and transit trade.
In related news, the Gwadar Port recently became operational and, as a result, ships have begun arriving with transit goods slated for Afghanistan. A significant portion of these goods are expected to be taken to the country through the Chaman border, on 550 trucks.
CPEC Authority Chairman Asim Saleem Bajwa had also announced via twitter that economic activities are in full swing at the Gwadar Port. He further revealed that, for the first time in Pakistan’s history, bulk cargo had been bagged locally.