Gwadar Port has become shining pearl of the region: Chinese Envoy

ISLAMABAD, Jan 29 (INP): Gwadar seaport has become a shining pearl of the region said Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong during his visit to the Port during the last two days.

According to the Gwadar Pro, he visited all major projects under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) including the New Gwadar International Airport Project, the China-Pak Friendship Hospital, China-Pak Technical and Vocational Institute in Gwadar, the Gwadar East-bay Expressway Project, Gwadar Free Zone and Gwadar Port.

He met Chairman Gwadar Port Authority Naseer Kashani, DG of Gwadar Development Authority Shahzeb Kakar, MajGen M.Aamer Najam, GOC SSD (South) and Rear Admiral Jawad Ahmed, Commander Pakistan Navy Western Command.

He also attended the Chinese Ambassador Green Employment Scheme Launching Ceremony and Scholarship Award Ceremony for excellent students of Middle School Faqeer Colony Gwadar.

During the field visit, Ambassador Nong extended his festive greetings to the workers at the construction site, and said “the Spring Festival is coming, but you are sticking to your posts, with a common goal to speed up the project and make the Gwadar Port a better place.

We all know that the Spring Festival is a time for family reunions. You spend the Chinese New Year alone on the project site far from motherland, and make Gwadar your home. I’m so proud of you!”
The Ambassador asked the companies in Gwadar to expedite the projects and take strict prevention and protection measures for COVID-19 epidemic, and make greater contribution to China-Pakistan friendship.

While meeting Maj Gen M. Aamer Najam, GOC SSD (South) and Rear Admiral Jawad Ahmed, Commander Pakistan Navy Western Command, Ambassador Nong appreciated the efforts made by the armed forces in safeguarding the CPEC projects and personnel.

He underscored that safety is the premise of everything. Gwadar Safe City is an inalienable part of Gwadar Smart Port City, which portraits a brilliant future for Gwadar. I believe all the local people and the people of Pakistan are looking forward to this day coming at an earlier date. No one will hesitate to take the first step with a bright road ahead.

When attending the Launching Ceremony of Green Employment Scheme, Ambassador Nong said that the project was responding to the Prime Minister Imran Khan’s initiative for Clean Green Gwadar Movement, and China would work together with Pakistan to turn CPEC into a model green Belt and Road Initiative (the “BRI”) to protect and preserve natural environment in the region.

While awarding Scholarship to excellent students of Middle School Faqeer Colony Gwadar, Ambassador Nong said that 2021 marked the 70th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral relations, and children were the future of the nation and the hope of China-Pakistan friendship.

He encouraged the students to cherish the opportunity, study hard, and grow up to become talents of the country and builder of the CPEC, and carry on the time-tested friendship between China and Pakistan from generation to generation.

INP/JAVED