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Why to invest in Gwadar?

Since years, Gwadar had been a crucial subject in the news and politics. Investment gurus, politicians and analysts have been in serious discussions on whether Gwadar deserves all the attention. Though China was always an ally in the Gwadar project and the project itself seems a game changer for Pakistan, there were many who were not in favor.

After all the noticeable efforts by the government and the investors, Gwadar project took a major step in 2016. The Gwadar port was inaugurated and so the investment opportunities were set free for domestic and commercial purposes.

Gwadar, apart from its scenic and breathtaking views, is a great investment opportunity for individual investors domestically or commercially. The strategic importance Gwadar port holds, is not hidden from us. Here is why one should consider investing in this growing project:

Employment Opportunities

With development of motorways, the labor employment opportunities are already on rise. Once the development, constructions and transportation starts, the employment figure of Gwadar will rise. Gwadar port can be a major turning point for the economy of Pakistan as it would add thousands of jobs to the arena. It is believed to assist in settling the issues of poverty and terrorism. It will put a deadlock to unemployment in the region.

Tax Breaks to Investors

The foreign investors enjoyed a tax break of 23-year on all the investments in Gwadar. This was to encourage the foreigners to invest in the project. Now that Gwadar is all set to start and the investments from abroad are flourishing, the government of Balochistan is now awarding this opportunity to the locals as well.

The government has agreed to provide tax breaks to domestic investors in the industrial estate.

“Balochistan’s Chief Minister has assured us that he will declare it {the industrial estate) a free zone,” Waqas A Lasi, GM Finance of the Gwadar Industrial Estate Development Authority (GIEDA), said while briefing a group of journalists from Karachi.

These tax breaks will encourage the domestic investors to look forward towards the development of Gwadar and Pakistan and be part of the change. The more domestic investors will invest in Gwadar, the more economy will remain inside the country.

Gwadar Industrial Parks

With increase in the number of investments in Gwadar, the Government of Balochistan is working on the development of an industrial estate. The objective of the estate is to meet the demands of the industrials plots in the city. With the establishment of the city and the motor highways, the potential for the industrial development will increase. The estate will help those industries to set up.

The industrial parks are being developed for the small and medium size enterprises and not for the large-scale industries. These parks will provide access to common man to set up small industries in the place. The areas of business on which these industrial parks wish to focus are import and export, transportation, shipping, clearing and forwarding, textile and leather garments, building materials, construction, warehousing, repacking and shipment and others.

Gwadar Industrial Estate Development Authority (GIEDA) is the government body which is working on the development of the industrial parks.

The benefits to invest in Gwadar are immense, one just need to be clear on how to buy properties in Gwadar. Be part of a big change!

 

 

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Development in Gwadar in 2016

2016 was a remarkable time-period for Gwadar with amazing developments witnessed in the project. These advancements have altered the perception of all those who earlier were skeptical about the success of the project.

Chinese media reported that 16 early gather ventures, including a few power stations, roadways and ventures identified with Gwadar Port, are under development. A huge number of new occupations have been arisen for the neighborhood individuals.

A month ago, an exchange caravan sorted out by the two nations effectively went through the western piece of Pakistan surprisingly from the North toward the South.  The project is demonstrating the network of neighborhood streets and the acknowledgment of the idea of one passageway with numerous sections under the CPEC.

Saeed Chaudhry, director of the Islamabad Council for International Affairs mentioned, “Since the commencement of the CPEC, 2016 is the year when we have seen a project completed or start working. In addition to the Gwadar Port operations, PM Nawaz has also inaugurated several others projects in the country, especially in some routes in the western part of the CPEC. There are at least 39 projects, most them related to energy, where obvious progress has been seen during 2016”

Bilal Khan, a senior market analyst at Standard Chartered Bank, Pakistan stated that  the upgraded framework, for example, streets and railroads brought by the CPEC, the (GDP) development ought to increment from around 4.7 percent a year ago to around 6 percent by 2019, and remain around a similar level for 2020 in the nation. The CPEC will attract several foreign and domestic investors in both private and public sectors.

“The CPEC itself, for Pakistan at a bare minimum, offers a significant opportunity for the country to address its supply-side constraints, such as weak foreign capital inflow,”

“Before the CPEC, Pakistan’s economy was feeble and stagnant, and investors, even ones from Pakistan were reluctant to invest, but now the economic indicators of Pakistan have turned positive, investors from around the world are flocking to Pakistan, and the country’s economy has been given new life and is booming and full of future prospects.

Pakistan’s main issue is shortage of revenue and unemployment, but the CPEC will provide solutions for the both”

Towards the end of 2016, the Russian government coordinated with Pakistan in the farming and vitality divisions as broad chances of respective exchange exist between the two nations.

Talking amid a visit to the Bahawalpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dedov said around 50 Russian organizations were enthusiastic to invest their resources in Pakistan.

He called attention to that Pak-Russia business discussion gatherings. It has geared up the exchange exercises. Pakistani and Russian businesspeople now could venture up business exercises on both sides.

With all those developments in the Gwadar project in 2016, the New Year 2017 seems to be a very promising year. The property prices for Gwadar has been increasing as investors realized the development arena of Gwadar. We soon will witness notable developments in Baluchistan and a significant boost in the economy of Pakistan.

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