new gwadar international airport

Following the news of the Liaquat Ali Khan International Airport in Islamabad, the New Gwadar International Airport is all set to be inaugurated this month as well.

Said to be the largest international airport of Pakistan, Gwadar Port Authority Chairman Dostain Khan Jamaldini reported that the work on the new airport will begin soon.

Compared to the Karachi airport that’s developed on 3700 acres and the Lahore airport on 2800 acres; Gwadar airport will be situated on 4300 acres of land.

Clearance for financing and execution of the project has been attained by the company nominated by China for the development of the new airport.

Once the project is completed, the airport is said to become the hub of international trade in Pakistan.

This information was disclosed by Jamaldini during the 65th meeting of the Standing Committee on Planning, Development, and Reform.

The China Airport Construction Group Engineering Company’s representative Jianxin Liao has affirmed that the New International Airport in Gwadar will be the biggest airport of Pakistan.

He also went on to talk about the cost of the project and revealed that:

“The expected cost of the project is around $ 2billion however it could vary and it will be finalized after completion of testing and the design phase.”

The soil testing on the land began in January 2018 in which 90 out of 300 boreholes were completed.

The prototype picture of the new airport was revealed on social media and went viral in no time.

With massive projects such as the Gwadar and Islamabad airport, delays tend to arise due to the design and costing approval.

However, the new Gwadar International Airport will be inaugurated on April 20th, 2018.