Gwadar East-Bay Expressway

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, MoPS
Location Gwadar district, Balochistan
Province Balochistan
Estimated Cost (US $ Million) 140.60
Executing Company / Sponsors Contracting company on the basis of EPC Or any Financial Framework Agreement under CPEC
Financing Mix of Chinese Government Concessional Loan and Grant
Supervising Agency Ministry of Ports & Shipping, Government of Pakistan
Project Progress Update
  • Cost approved by ECNEC
  • Ground breaking held on 22nd Nov, 2017
  • Construction work underway
  • Completion planned in 2018


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