Gwadar Eastbay Expressway

Project Gwadar Eastbay Expressway
Project Objective

Eastbay Expressway is the main artery of Gwadar Port through which the entire traffic of the port will flow. The objective of Eastbay Expressway is to provide primary connectivity of the Port & its Free Zone with the network of National Highways for smooth logistic transportation of import, export, and transit goods.

Project Description

Currently, Gwadar Deep-Sea Port is connected through a narrow 16 feet wide thoroughfare of Gwadar town at the West Bay. All the trawlers/trucks loaded with imported shipments pass through this strip causing disruption of normal traffic. The port has not a dedicated wide highway to cater to the transporting requirements of the post. The port operationalization, even with the available 04 multi-purpose berths, necessitates the construction of the planned East-Bay expressway. This 6-lane expressway along with a provision of 30 meters wide railway corridor shall connect the port with the Mekran Coastal Highway (N-20) through the 2281 acres Free Trade Zone of Gwadar Port. 
Responsibility: Proposing Agency: Gwadar Port Authority and Ministry of Maritime Affair

Location Gwadar district, Balochistan
Province Balochistan
Estimated Cost (US $ Million) 179
Executing Company / Sponsors The contracting company on the basis of EPC Or any Financial Framework Agreement under CPEC
Financing Government Interest Free Loan
Supervising Agency Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Government of Pakistan
Total Jobs Created 2000
Total Local Jobs Created 1700
Project Progress Update
  • Cost approved by ECNEC on 12-01-2015
  • Contract Agreement was signed b/w GPA & CCCC on 24-09-2017
  • The groundbreaking ceremony of Eastbay Expressway was held on 22nd November 2017 by Prime Minister
  • Eastbay Expressway Gwadar: 19km (14.5 offshore completed & 4.5 onshore under construction.)
  • Physical Progress: 94%
  • Expected COD in April 2022.

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