Dhabeji Special Economic Zone

Project Dhabeji Special Economic Zone
Project Description
Dhabeji Special Economic Zone (DSEZ) is being developed on 1530 acres of land in Thatta. Dhabeji Industrial Zone is planned to be constructed in 2 phases comprising of 750 acres for Phase I and 780 acres for Phase II. 
Dhabeji has certain locational advantages including easy access to Port Qasim enabling raw material import and finished goods export without incurring major inland transportation costs and saving time. A direct access road (8km) connecting Port Qasim to Dhabeji Zone is being developed.
A dedicated cargo deck connecting the zone with ML-1 from Dhabeji Junction and a Jetty to connect Port Qasim alongside Dhabeji zone from creek side is envisaged to facilitate export oriented industries - Karachi Airport (35 Km) via National Highway enabling safe travel of foreign workers and management personnel, - National Highway enabling the transportation of goods to upcountry and Central Asian nations utilizing the National Trade Corridor.
Various industrial clusters/sectors are proposed/planned to be established in DSEZ including following:
  • Light Engineering
  • Automotive and Auto parts
  • Chemical & Pharmaceuticals
  • Consumer Electronics Engineering
  • Textile & Garments
  • Steel-Foundries
  • Warehousing
  • Building Material
Location Thatta, Sindh
Area (Acres) 1530
Project Progress Update
  • Concession Agreement was signed on 25th February 2022.
  • Groundbreaking of Dhabeji SEZ was held on 15th July 2023 and development work is in progress.
  • Utilities are being provided at the door step of the zone.