November 4, 2017
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa laid the foundation of a water (salt removal) plant in Gwadar on Sunday.
Speaking on the occasion, the COAS said that Balochistan’s progress is Pakistan’s progress.
The Gwadar District Authority said on Monday that the beginning (of an elected official) of a water (salt removal) plant is an important step for peace and development in Balochistan. “This is a great effort to begin (doing something), and it’s a positive step toward resolving the problems of the people of Balochistan,” Deputy Commissioner of Gwadar Naeem Bazai said. “The people are tired of depending on rain water to meet their needs,” he further added.
The project was launched with the help of the governments of United Arab Emirates and Switzerland. It will provide 4.4 million gallons per day. The ability (to hold or do something) will later be doubled to 8.8 million gallons of water per day. The (salt removal) plant is a much needed trip/business as the land in and around Gwadar is dry and people have to go to distant/all over the place areas to fetch water.
The COAS said that (happening now) development projects which are part of the Khushal Balochistan programme would change the lives of the people of the area of control/area of land
Gwadar district has an area of 12637 Sq. kilometers and a population of 263,514 while the population of Gwadar city is guessed (number) to be 80,000. As part of the China Pakistan Money-based Hallway/travel path and by extension, the Belt and Road mega-project, Gwadar is of important important to both Pakistani and Chinese interests. It will not only serve as a hub of connectivity but is advertised/talked well about by many to become a port city that rivals Dubai. So, a water (salt removal) plant was extremely important in (promising that something will definitely happen or that something will definitely work as described) the continued development of Gwadar port.
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The port of Gwadar has an area of 64000 Sq. kilometers and has 3 multipurpose (spaces for ship to move or park)/(places to sleep)/parks (a ship) each of 200 meters and a 4.7 kilometer approach channel. (more than two, but not a lot of) other projects have already been launched, with some having been completed in Gwadar. These include Gwadar Eastbay Expressway and the Gwadar New International Airport. The first international shipment of good from China arrived at the port of Gwadar in November, 2016.
The China Pakistan Money-based Hallway/travel path is a high-reaching multi-billion dollar project and is good evidence of the long-lasting friendship between China and Pakistan. The project, however, has also been heavily criticized in some circles. Western experts, such as Dr. Christine Fair, professor at Georgetown University, argue that CPEC and as a result, Gwadar port won’t live up to the wild comments being made surrounding it. They argue that the terms and conditions of loans under CPEC are such that Pakistan will find it very hard to repay them. A common refrain directed against CPEC was that Gwadar didn’t have (good) enough clean drinking water facilities. These concerns have been calmed/reduced now that Gwadar has a (the best design available now) water (salt removal) plant.
The Gwadar District Authority said on Monday that the beginning (of an elected official) of a water (salt removal) plant is an important step for peace and development in Balochistan.
A report by the (able to last/helping the planet) Development Policy Institute (describes a possible future event) that CPEC would add two percentage points of once-a-year growth to Pakistan’s GDP. Pakistan’s GDP growth rate clocked at 5.8% in 2017. So, CPEC will help Pakistan (accomplish or gain with effort) a growth rate of up to %7.5. China itself has had from 10 to 99 (percent) growth rates for at least 20 years and has lifted eight hundred million people out of poorness within the span of a single generation. Such amazing growth rates are never-before-seen in history. The experience that China has had in eliminating poorness and speeding up money-based growth are now being told/given to Pakistan via the China Pakistan Money-based Hallway/travel path. The port of Gwadar will play an important role in the money-based hallway/travel path. A (salt removal) plant, this way, will prove to be very significant.
The plant is set to be completed in six to eight months. Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, the UAE representative to Pakistan, the director general of the Edge of something/unexplored area Works Organisation and Commander Southern Command Lt. Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa were also present at its beginning (of an elected official) in addition to a large number of locals.
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Highlighting the importance of the (happening now) projects which are part of the Khushhal Balochistan programme, the army chief said that these would change the lives of the people of the area of control/area of land.
The COAS said that (happening now) development projects which are part of the Khushal Balochistan programme would change the lives of the people of the area of control/area of land, adding that the Army was working together with the (non-military related) government to bring peace and richness to area of control/area of land of Balochistan.