GLOBALink | China-funded airport in Pakistan to facilitate regional connectivity-Xinhua

GLOBALink | China-funded airport in Pakistan to facilitate regional connectivity

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2023-10-18 18:18:35

GWADAR, Pakistan, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Construction of the China-funded New Gwadar International Airport in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province is in full swing.

The overall progress of the airport has exceeded 75 percent, said Ding Kan, manager of the New Gwadar International Airport project management department.

He added that the runway, apron, contact road and the navigation aid lighting system of the flight area have been completed and have the conditions for flight calibration.

Covering an area of 18 square km, the new airport will be the second-largest airport in Pakistan.

As a key project under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), it will link the fast-rising port city of Gwadar with the rest of the world.

In the capital city of Islamabad, a painting enthusiast is working on a painting of the airport to mark the 10th anniversary of CPEC.

Produced by Xinhua Global Service


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