Gwadar: According to a news report that appeared in the national dailies on August 2, the government has chosen to enlarge Gwadar Port by building a breakwater at Jebel-e-Nuh that will cost PKR 42.19 billion.
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According to the specifics, a breakwater must be built in order to expand the port because it will create calm berthing conditions for the port’s easternmost berths. The breakwater project’s implementation phase, which was announced to be 10 years long, is anticipated to be finished by 2032.
Additionally, the experts suggested building a breakwater at Jebel-e-Nuh (the tip of Gwadar Headland). The expansion plans were created in accordance with the thorough feasibility assessment conducted by CCCC Consultants. No breakwater of this size has been built in the area, according to the statement. The specifics state that a 1,772 m long breakwater in a north-eastern orientation must be built.
The breakwater project will also fulfil wave limiting parameters that are deemed safe for berthing, cargo operation, and other activities while offering maritime protection against monsoonal swells and waves. It was revealed that in order to accommodate new generation ships, the expansion of Gwadar Port calls for the future building of berths. The goal of the breakwater project is to safeguard the region designated in the Master Plan (2007). It will make it possible to work in a secure environment for hydrographic surveys, cargo handling, mooring, dredging, and navigation.
In order to build and run the Gwadar Port, the government and China Overseas Port Holding Company (COPHC) inked a concession deal through the Gwadar Port Authority (GPA). The Master Plan for the development of the port and related free zones is the main focus of the GPA.