Rs600m allocated for desalination plant in Gwadar

The federal government has allocated Rs600 million under its PSDP 2022-23 for setting up a desalination plant in Gwadar to fulfill the fresh water requirements of the port city.

The desalination plant in Gwadar would desalinate 5 million gallons of sea water daily to cater the needs of the port city.

The total cost of the project is estimated at around Rs3397.858 million out of which Rs1,110 million.


Groundbreaking ceremony held for 5,000-ton/day Gwadar Seawater Desalination Plant – Pakistan

The project will provide 5,000 tons of fresh water per day to Gwadar residents and enterprises, greatly mitigating water shortage.

In his speech, PM thanked China for its assistance and the hard work of Chinese builders.

He said that China had donated solar power equipment to thousands of families in Gwadar and will also help building a desalination plant.


Gwadar residents to get fresh water supply soon – Pakistan

Under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor initiative, Balochistan government has decided to initiate multiple projects for provision of clean water and its fair distribution in the coastal town of Gwadar.

The project worth Rs 130 million, would also cater the future water demand and sewerage disposal system in Gwadar, said official sources.

Moreover, multiple projects including, implementing water supply, distribution system, desalination plant, sewerage collection system and treatment plant has also been planned in the Master Plan of Gwadar.


Gwadar all set for new journey after PM’s visit – Pakistan

Gwadar is set for a new journey after Imran Khan’s successful visit, Gwadar Pro reported on Tuesday. As promising changes are taking place in the booming area of Gwadar, Imran Khan reviewed progress on various development projects and witnessed the signing of memoranda of understanding (MoUs).

During the one-day visit, the Prime Minister performed the groundbreaking of the Gwadar Free Zone Phase Two and launched many projects such as Gwadar Fertiliser Plant, Gwadar Animal Vaccine Plant, Henan Agricultural Industrial Park, Hengmei Lubricants Plant, and Gwadar Expo Centre.

The MoUs signed during the visit included an implementation agreement of a 1.2 million gallons per day desalination plant and solar generators granted from China for south Balochistan.


PM Imran launches various mega projects in Gwadar, says govt focusing on ‘neglected areas’ – Pakistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday performed the groundbreaking of phase two of the Gwadar Free Zone (GFZ) and launched a number of other development and infrastructure projects including an expo centre, agriculture industrial park and three factories.

During a single-day visit to Gwadar, the premier also inaugurated phase one of the GFZ, reviewed the progress on various development projects, and witnessed the signing of a number of memorandums of understanding (MoUs).

He was given a detailed briefing on the progress of the south Balochistan development package in line with the government’s efforts of focusing on the province.


Swiss and UAE government supports desalination plant in Gwadar – Pakistan

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa laid the foundation stone of a UAE and Swiss government-supported Gwadar desalination plant when he arrived in Balochistan on a two-day visit on Sunday, confirmed the army’s media wing. The project fulfils a long-awaited demand of locals and shall provide them with 4.4 million gallons of water per day with the capacity to increase to 8.8 million gallons per day. The desalination plant will be completed in six to eight months time and will help resolve the scarcity of drinking water in the area, apart from reducing the hardships of residents of the area, who currently have to fetch water from far-off areas. “Balochistan’s progress is Pakistans’ progress and the Pakistan Army will extend full support apart from assisting in the socioeconomic development of Balochistan,” stated the COAS. …


Desalination plant opens at Gwadar port (961 m³/d)- Pakistan

Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo inaugurated a desalination plant on Monday installed at the Gwadar port by China Overseas Port Holding Company for supplying drinking water to the people in the port city. The desalination plant has a production capacity of 961 m³/d of clean drinking water.Speaking at the opening ceremony, Senator Bezenjo, who is also president of the National Party, said that the New Year will witness massive development in Gwadar under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).  He said that the desalination plant would reduce the shortage of drinking water in the port city to some extent. He said that the people of Gwadar had been facing water shortage for the past many months and they would now get clean drinking water through tankers. “The desalination plant is a true reflection of CPEC and friendship between Pakistan and China. It is a gift for the people of Gwadar,” Mir Hasil Khan Bezenjo said. The desalination plant is the result of the visionary thinking of Chairman of the Gwadar Port Authority Mir Dostain Khan Jamaldani and the Chairman of China Overseas Port Holding Company. He expressed the hope that the water crisis of Gwadar will be resolved this year and more such plants were in the pipeline. He said that the water supply from the Gwadar port would be cheaper than the water provided from the Mirani Dam in Turbat. The minister later inspected the plant, where Chinese officials briefed him about the plant’s capacity. Earlier, he was received at the airport by officials of the port authority and local administration.


Dysfunctional Gwadar desalination plant irks Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri – Pakistan – Gwadar

The dysfunctional desalination water plant in Gwadar has irked Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri who orders immediate functionalising the plant to meet rising demand of water. The plant has capacity to desalinate 2 million gallons of water on regular basis, but it failed to meet the demand of drinkable water in the city. The chief minister Thursday expressed displeasure over the dysfunctional desalination water plant in a briefing in Gawadar. The chief minister was informed during the briefing that the project worth Rs 984 million was passed on to Public Health Engineering (PHE) in May 2016, though, the desalination plant could not functionalise due to some technical faults and other challenges. Zehri said that the construction works at desalination plant was launched in 2006, but regretfully, it could not get functionalized since then and marked it above logic. Nawab Zehri said Gwadar city was turning to become epicentre of economic and trade activities in future, for which it was direly exigency to strengthen basic infrastructure. He also assured that all problems will soon be fixed to make this plant functional.


19.000 m³/d desalination Plant for Gwadar – Pakistan – Gwadar

Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that a water desalination plant would be constructed to provide five million gallons of water per day to the residents of Gwadar. “An approval to this important project will be accorded during the next meeting of Joint Coordination Committee,” he told APP in an interview.

He hoped that the 300 MW coal power plant being set up in the port city would also start functioning this year, adding, it would not only cater to the requirement of Gwadar but the surplus electricity would be supplied in other part of Balochistan province.

The minister informed that an electricity transmission line is also being constructed to link Gwadar city and other areas of Balochistan with the power plant.

Terming Gwadar as the gateway of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), he said that after the development of infrastructure by the government in first phase, an expressway to like the port was being completed.

Ahsan Iqbal said the construction work on the Gwadar airport was likely to start this year and added, a Chinese team would soon visit Pakistan and review the design of the airport. He said that a university had also been set up in Gwadar to provide higher education to the youth while a vocational training institute already set up to impart technical training to the locals was being expanded. …