This week to mark the start of 2020 and a new milestone of progress for Gwadar, Chinese Counsel General in Karachi, Li Bijian inaugurated Gwadar’s first Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Terminal .
The terminal was pronounced open for business by the Chinese Counsel General on Tuesday 7th January. It began full operations with the arrival of Sahar Port, carrying 3,900 metric tons of LPG from Muscat, Oman.
“Today a new era of economic development has commenced from Balochistan’s port city Gwadar as International LPG trade starts,” Li said, while addressing the inauguration ceremony. The terminal would spur economic activities in Gwadar which would benefit the local population through creation of more jobs.
Chairman China Port and Holding Company, Bao Xing, CEO of Al-Qasim LPG Terminal, Qasim Bashir and Deputy Commissioner Gwadar, Capt(retd) Muhammad Waseem were also present during the inauguration.
The LPG project was developed under the CPEC initiative with the aim of bringing prosperity and jobs for the people of Balochistan through modernisation and investment.
This year, Gwadar will be the epicentre for yet more development and investment in the hopes of making the port city an international trading hub for years to come. This is an exciting new era for the port.