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Pakistan to Hand Over 2,281 Acres of Gwadar Port’s FTZ to China

By Zhu Xi (People's Daily Online)    07:19, November 11, 2015

Pakistani authorities will formally hand over 2,281 acres of Gwadar Port’s free trade zone on a lease of 43 years to the Chinese state-owned company, China Overseas Ports Holding Company on November 11, 2015.

Wang Xiaotao, Chinese Vice Chairman of National Development and Reform Commission, will lead a delegation of top-level officials and private companies leaders to attend the hand-over ceremony.

Ahsan Iqbal, Pakistani Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform will also attend the ceremony. A high level meeting of both authorities will be held in Karachi on November 12 to complete the formalities. The Pakistani government has already declared Gwadar port a free trade zone for the next 23 years.

The scheme is part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), an ambitious $46 billion investment plan linking western China to the Arabian Sea with infrastructure, energy and transport projects.

The Pakistan government has also committed to form a special security force of between 10,000 and 25,000 men to protect Gwadar port and the Chinese workers.

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(Editor:Liang Jun,Bianji)

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