Gwadar East-Bay Expressway

Project Gwadar East-Bay Expressway
Project Objective

The Construction of Eastbay Expressway is the main artery of Gwadar Port through which the entire traffic of port will flow.
The objective of Eastbay Expressway is providing primary connectivity of the Port & its Free Zone with the network of National Highways. Linking Gwadar Port with the main artery of national highway network and smooth logistic transportation of import, export and transit goods.

 

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.

Responsibility:

  • 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

Picture Gallery