LCCI-COPHC hold seminar on Gwadar port
Gwadar is the region's most strategically well located port that would be a hub of maritime trade in the whole region. It will attract more investments, which will promote the development of different sectors and contribute to local social economic development, directly or indirectly. Gwadar is bound to change the faith of Pakistan as it is not only a global distribution center but is also a gateway to China and land locked countries of the region.
This was crux of the speeches delivered at a seminar on "Gwadar - A deep sea port exploring global opportunities" here at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry on Tuesday. The LCCI Vice President Nasir Saeed, Chairman China Overseas Ports Holding Company Zhang Baozhong, Chinese Consul General in Lahore Yu Boren, Saiyed Shahzad Sultan and Convener of the Standing Committee Muhammad Anwar spoke on the occasion while former LCCI Presidents Mian Muhammad Ashraf, Mian Anjum Nisar, Shahid Hassan Sheikh, Sohail Lashari, former Vice President Kashif Anwar, Executive Committee Members Abdul Razaq, Mian Zahid Javed, Shahzad Waheed, Tanveer Ahmed and Zafar Mahmood were present on the occasion.
Chairman of China Overseas Ports Holding Company Zhang Baozhong said that Gwadar Port is the product of long term ChinaPakistan cooperation. Gwadar Terminal has done a lot of effective and fruitful work.
He said that last year in May, we have commenced the commercial containerized service from Gwadar; this service is continuously catering the seafood shipments for Indonesia, China & other Far Eastern countries.
He said that there are also a number of cargo ships berthing in the port as well as the throughput increased. He said that Pakistan's economic performance has improved significantly in the recent years, reflecting a strong commitment and a series of serious efforts undertaken by the government and people of Pakistan.
He said that the inception of Gwadar Deep-Sea Port is to further enable economic development of Pakistan over the next decades and beyond. He said that Gwadar has enormous potential from all angles and dimensions for any kind of business activity, whether known or emerging with ever developing technologies.