The Gwadar Port was inaugurated back in 2007. In 2015, it was announced that both the city of Gwadar as well as its port will be further developed under the framework of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The Gwadar Port is owned by the Pakistan government Gwadar Port Authority (GPA) but since 2015 it is operated by the state-run Chinese firm China Overseas Port Holding Company (COPHC), which leased it for 43 years. The specifics of the lease have been agreed on in a Concession Agreement. In this agreement it is stated, that the Construction of Breakwaters of the Gwadar Port is the responsibility of the Gwadar Port Authority in order to facilitate construction of additional terminals at the Port. Breakwaters are structures constructed on coasts which protect from weather and longshore drift. The Construction of Breakwaters of the Gwadar Port is part of a larger series of construction projects in Gwadar.
Construction of Breakwaters, Gwadar Port
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)
Projected Total Project Costs
USD 130 million
Mix of Chinese Government Concessional Loans and Grant from Supervising Agency Ministry of Ports and Shipping of the Government of Pakistan.
Gwadar Port Authority
China Overseas Port Holding Company (State-owned Enterprise)
Additional Project Information
Breakwaters with a length of 1.200-1.500 km were to be constructed for the establishment of new berthing facilities along the eastern side.
– Possible negative environmental effects for the Balochistan coast through different kind of waste (oil spill etc.) pouring into the sea.