Iran mulls to increase trade volume with Pakistan: CG

QUETTA    -    Iranian Consul General (CG) Hasan Golivand Darvesh said Iran would increase the an­nual trade volume with Paki­stan from 1.5 billion dollars to 5 billion dollars. He expressed these views while talking to Gwadar Development Authori­ty (GDA) Director General (DG) Mujibur Rahman Qambrani during his visit to Gwadar on Saturday. GDA DG informed Iranian Consul General about the implementation of the Gwadar Smart Port City Master Plan and the under-progress development projects. The DG said the supply of 100MW of additional electricity by Iran was a reflection of the strong friendship between the neigh­bouring Islamic brother coun­tries. He said the GDA had provided all basic facilities in Gwadar, including water, edu­cation, health, roads, sports fields, parks, and international airport. He said under the mas­ter plan, they were establishing a central business district con­sisting of 2,500 acres of land i.e. downtown and an indus­trial zone consisting of 20,000 acres. “With the completion of which, Gwadar will become an international economic and tourist city at the global level, which not only will guarantee the prosperity of the country but also the region,” he added. Appreciating the development of Gwadar and the projects in the master plan, the Consul General said the development and prosperity of Gwadar were in the interest of both countries. Iran was interested in projects to generate energy from natural sources, in which a plan to generate 300 mega­watts of electricity from solar energy was under consider­ation, he added. In the meeting, it was agreed to exchange del­egations to highlight business, tourism, and cultural links be­tween Chabahar and Gwadar.

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