MEETING 14TH MARCH 2009 AT 10. A.M.

MEETING:

The competent Authority is pleased to convence a meeting to discuss the issues of non-execution of development activities of private residential, industrial, commercial and recreational schemes at gwadar. The said meeting is to be chaired by the worthy Director General, GDA and scheduled to be held on 14th march 2009 at 10.00 A.M.

All the requested to attend the said meeting on due date and time along with comprehensive plan with the date of commencement of your development activities. Any bullnecked with regard to non-execution of development works may kindly be communicated so that hurdles may be removed in the best interest of the general public.

 

Signed and issued from the Office of

Rafique Ahmed Baloch

Director Town Planning

Gwadar Development Authority

Gwadar.

Invitation to All Owners of Private Schemes

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Chinese mulling $13b investment in Gwadar

The Chinese petroleum industry has indicated an interest in shifting its excess capacity to Gwadar, bringing in estimated investment of $13 billion, a senior government official told Daily Times on Wednesday.
The China Chamber of Petroleum Industry (CCPI) and All China Federation of Industry and Commerce (ACFIC) conveyed to Pakistani authorities during a recent visit that the Chinese petroleum industry is keen to invest in Pakistan”s energy sector, the official said.

A mega oil city at Gwadar port

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

ISLAMABAD: A mega oil city at Gwadar port, which is the most strategic project with an investment of $40 billion.
The government wants to establish at the Gwadar port the biggest crude and refined oil storage base in the region, for which it had allotted 12,500 acres of land. It had announced that the required land be made available on lease at nominal rates to interested parties for setting up refineries or making investment in oil logistics and storage facilities.

Under the plan, the official said, the project would be executed in two phases. In Phase-1, a petrochemical city will be set up with an initial investment of $12.5 billion. In this city, a big refinery, along with petrochemical, oil logistics and storage complexes will be set up.

In the first three years, the refinery will be able to refine 10.5 million tonnes of oil annually. This capacity will be increased up to 21 million tonnes in seven to nine years.

The official said Chinese Petroleum Chamber would come up with a $12.5 billion investment plan for the project.

On behalf of China, Great United Petroleum Holdings Company Limited (GUPC) is working on the feasibility study of the petrochemical city project.

The official said GUPC would first conduct the feasibility study and preparation work for the project and then both countries would enter into a formal agreement for materialising the petrochemical city project.

The official said GUPC would also build 1,000-2,000 service stations in Pakistan as service terminals for the petrochemical city.

 

 

The ACFIC and CCPI indicated that both the public and private sectors should cooperate in energy projects in Pakistan, with the Chinese private sector in particular seeing a lot of opportunities here, the official said.This cooperation will not be restricted to building an oil pipeline to set up an energy corridor to Gwadar, but also in shifting energy related industry to Pakistan.

However, the government will need to provide strong support to lay down a framework for a safe financial, investment and security environment in Balochistan to attract this investment, the official said.

He said the Chinese petroleum industry sees four potentially fruitful projects. Firstly, an oil pipeline linking Gwadar to Xinjiang in China to set up an energy corridor. The economic viability of such a project is yet to be worked out. Secondly, the development of Gwadar Port Energy Zone, where the Chinese could set up an oil refinery with a capacity of 21 million tonnes.

China has been preparing a similar project along the Yangtze River in collaboration with Saudi Arabia for the last two years, but has now indicated it could shift the project to Pakistan, the official said. Other countries besides China will also be invited to invest in the project.

Thirdly, the Gwadar energy zone could accommodate other energy sector industries. The Chinese business groups said that China has excess capacity in the petroleum services industry and planned to move the excess capacity to Dubai, but was now considering shifting it to Gwadar, the official added. According to their initial estimates, the Gwadar Port Energy Zone could attract investment of up to $13 billion.

Fourthly, the Chinese petroleum industry also indicated an interest in oil and gas exploration projects in Pakistan, the official said. The Chinese business groups had proposed that a Pak-China energy and trade cooperation promotion association be established for such projects.

The association would include members from the oil and gas sector and other industries in the power sector. They had also suggested that a Pak-China joint investment company be set up to finance these projects, the official said.
Courtesy by Daily Times

GWADAR PRIVATE SCHEME INVESTORS CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY FORUM

Gwadar private scheme investors Cooperative Society forum ” Its time to combat with Government of Pakistan to take active part in Boosting Gwadar as An International  City as per promises….

BACKGROUND:

In Gwadar real estate sector, about 200 housing, commercial and industrial projects were approved, in which about 800000 people invest for future benefits. Now about billions of rupees have stuck in these projects and in current circumstances nothing can be predict. In this scenario only way for all these investors is to address and protest before all forums for their legal rights from single platform as per law.

Gwadar is neglected now days after launching huge campaign by the government of Pakistan and for the development of infrastructure in Gwadar billions of rupees from the treasure and foreign aid have been spent. Many projects have been approved in residential, industrial and commercial areas within the master plan of Gwadar, Owners and promotors of Gwadar Private Schemes that the Port will be operative in march 2007, But till yet the port is still not activiated.

Government Promises that the Economic and Industrial  Activities will be boost till december 2008 but it has been found that no serious steps have been taken,

The private schemes builders and developers are waiting for the succuessful opertion of economic activities in gwadar. Till yet the infrastructure by government is still missing. While Pressure is building from Gawadar Development Authority to complete development work in schemes but the private schemes which has not yet been started on ground even the expiration of development period announced by the government and allowed by the GDA in government & private sectors. In these housing, industrial & commercial projects billions of rupees have been invested from all over the Pakistan and abroad by the people who were trapped through attractive slogans.

 

Many of our valuable clients who purchased land in Gwadar are in serious trouble due to:

· Wrong policies of Government. 

· Down fall in real estate. 

· No remedy available for a single investor.

 

REALITIES:

· Investors have no time to address such issues individually.

· Investors have no such expertise and resources to meet the needs.

· No effective campaign can be started by a single person.

· Investors are unable to bear huge expenses individually.

· Gwadar is far away, risky and hard to approach. 

· No result oriented activity can be made out due to communication gap between the Authorities and the investors.

· Lack of awareness and updated information.

· No combined Forum is available.

 

WHAT WE ARE WAITING:

· Whether we are waiting for Miracles.

· Whether we are waiting like handicapped.

· Whether we are waiting for the year 2050.

· Whether we are waiting for some sympathy like attitude.

· Whether we are waiting for suo-moto notice of the Supreme Court.

· Whether we are waiting for any extra ordinary performance from Authority.

The investment will be stuck for unlimited time in Gwadar and the development level will be slowdown up to zero. If no social, commercial and industrial activity will be initiated, it will damage the sale & purchase of property. Due to billions of rupees investment in Gwadar’s real estate sector will not only effect the individuals but also damage the economy of Pakistan.

 

SERVICES:

Gwadar Private Scheme Investors Co-operative Society Forum is aimed to support the builders, developers and sponsors of these residential, industrial and commercial projects from a single platform to complete their development work on ground immediatly after port in operation within the stipulated time and also request  GDA to take necessary action to complete infrastructure work and support the developers for completion of development work with recoveries from non payers of installment by the purchaser and request the buyer that not to stop payment of installment to delay the completion of development work so the pressure from buyers as well as GDA will be defused and transfer to development work. Those who are selling plots  out side Gwadar Master Plan must be treated hard and GDA Must take strick action against those schemes which are situated in Zone “B” or which had issued NOC Marked “B” those builders have done serious crime under the umbrella of GDA and many people have been robbed by selling plots out of the master plan of Gwadar, which is crime and such robbers will be treated according to law.

Gwadar Private Scheme investors co-operative Society Forum is also aimed to file case against GDA that why GDA had issued NOC “B” were there is no future before 25 years and the innocent people attract with TV Commercial, they must transfer all the allottes of NOC “B” scheme owners to facilitate within Gwadar Master Plan  before the Higher Courts of Pakistan and highlight the problems of people before the National and Provincial Legislative Assemblies through respectable elected members.    

 

In the above scenario Gwadar Private Scheme investors co-operative Society is established to:

· Boost up the development process.

· Secure investments.

· Facilitate in sale & purchase.

· Collect updated information.

· maintain complete property record.

· Provide legal remedies.

· Bring all the stake holders at one platform.

· Highlight the issues in media & before the National and Provincial Legislative Assemblies through respectable elected members & press conferences.  

· Constitutional writs will be filed in the Higher Courts of Pakistan.

· develop & maintain web. site.

· Ensure development in Gwadar in stipulated time according to Master Plan and NOCs.

 

MEMBER’S BENEFITS:

 

· Exchange of information.

· Updated knowledge.

· Effective collective effort.

· Less expenditures.

· No time consumption.

· Easy to access.

· Combined resources.

· Business activity.

· Increase in property value.

· Legal remedies.

· Expertise.

· Public issue.

· Result oriented activity.

Join hands together with forming Cooperative Society to complete development work at own level. And support and assist Good Builders and Developers with  paying upto date instalments and dues to complete the incomplete work as early as possible.

 

 

· Compensations.

To get the maximum benefits of this collective effort  join us to develop gwadar

Gwadar Private Schemes plots are highly in demand in USA,CANADA AND IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

It is confirmed that there is a high level of buying demand of Gwadar private schemes plots with in Gwadar Master Plan with in the area of E.P.Zone, While the local market is selling their plots in very cheap rates and the forigners are taking full advantages of buying from the local people who had purchase the plots of private schemes through the active real estate of Gwadar from karachi and lahore. As the economy of America is under presure and the dubi and malaysian real estate market blooms. It is been found that real estate managers of Dubai and Maliysian markets are now declines and the real estate market will bust soon in dubai and malysian market. The investors are shiftting this investment to Gwadar Pakistan from all round the world. Those who are selling their plots in cheap rates will definently feel gilty when the market of Gwadar plots will be up wards from October 2008 through break through starts with the providing of 100 kwt Electricity project which is going to be inugrated on 15th october 2008. And the Gas line is under way most of the infra structure roads are going to be complete and is in last stages.

Big investors from usa, canada and eroupean countries are the mass purchaser of Gwadar plots now a days…

Tax-free zones in Gwadar planned: Wooing foreign investment

Tax-free zones in Gwadar planned: Wooing foreign investment
and The Export Processing Zone (EPZ) has also been planned for assembling plants and other industries which are to be set up by the prospective manufacturers for marketing in the region of Gulf and Central Asian republics.


ISLAMABAD, The government has decided to allow China and South Korea to set up their tax-free E.P Zone in Gwadar. The step is aimed at attracting more foreign investment in the region.
Officials told on Thursday that more concessions were being offered to foreign investors for the second phase of development of Gwadar, which includes dragging and deepening of the port. The second phase began this month.
The officials said that with the beginning of the second phase, a long-term process had started to set up industrial zones in the port city along with the development of new roads for which the government had earmarked thousands of acres of land.
The second phase would facilitate trans-shipment of Central Asian states, Afghanistan, Iran, China, India and many other countries.
“A number of tax concessions and facilities had already been made available to the local and foreign investors in Gwadar, but we are considering more such concessions not only to have a harbour there but also a complete port city which would be as important as the Karachi Port,” said a senior official of the ministry of finance.
He said that there existed a huge potential to build an oil refinery at the Gwadar port on the pattern of Singapore port for facilitating trans-shipment.
The official said that a number of countries, including those of the region, had expressed their willingness to establish duty-free industrial zones in Gwadar. However, he confirmed that initially China and South Korea would set up their industrial zones for which more concessions could be contemplated.
The port will generate foreign exchange earning as the vessels registered under foreign flags are required to pay some portion of charges in foreign exchange through their local agents for cargoes. The amount earned will not be reflected in the Gwadar port account but will contribute to national foreign exchange earnings. In the present rate of Karachi Port Trust tariff, the foreign exchange percentage is estimated at 33 per cent of charges payable to the port authorities.
Gwadar has an edge over the Port Salalah of Oman and Iran’s proposed upgradation of Port Chah Bahar. However, Gwadar will have to compete with both the foreign ports.

China has promised to provide $50 million soft loan for the second phase of the Gwadar port development. The second phase – Gwadar Deep Water Port Project – was expected to be completed by 2010.
The sources said that the phase-II will be executed by the private sector to accommodate 50,000 dwt container ships, 100,000 dwt dry bulk carriers and up to 200,000 dwt oil tanker, three container terminals (2010m quay length), one bulk cargo terminal (305m length), one grain handling terminal (305m length), one twin-pier oil terminal (688m length), breakwater (600m length), approach channel (16.0/ 20.0m deep), back-up areas, craft and equipment and building, etc.
The phase-I was built by the public sector with the Chinese assistance at a revised cost of $298m. It included three multipurpose berths (602m quay length, one service berth (100m length), 4.35km navigable channel (11.6/12.5m deep), roads, plinths and transit shed, operational craft and equipment, including navigational aids and shore-based port buildings and allied facilities.
The sources said that the completion of phase-II will also help meet strategic needs and standby facility to the Port Qasim and the Karachi Port in case of emergencies arising out of any mishaps. The construction of phase-II will be completed on build-operate-own (BOO) and build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis.

PM approves wheat import via Gwadar Port

Updated at: 2311 PST,  Wednesday, July 23, 2008
ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has approved one-third of the total import of wheat through Gwadar Port.

The Joint Secretary of Ministry of Shipping and Ports while talking to news said the wheat import via Gwadar Port in August would mark the commencement of operations at the port.

He further said that the handling charges of ships are lower compared to those of Karachi Port.

Scope of Gwadar Port Project and importance of E P ZONE

Scope of Gwadar Port Project and importance of EP Zone.

Government of Pakistan in the budget 2008 has approved one billion for the fast completition of Infra Structure in E P Zone. Hope Government will successfully do so with the consideration of Gawadar Development Authority as well as the Gwadar Port Authority to facilitiate the local Baluchi Brothers.

Phase I: Us $ 248 million. Status: 100% Complete

3 Multipurpose Berths

Length of Berths 602m

4.5 Km long Approach Channel Dredged to 11.5m-12.5m.

Turning Basin 450m dia.

One 100m Service Berth.

Related port infrastructure and port handling equipment & Pilot Boat, Tugs, Survey Vessel etc.

Phase II: US $ 932 million: Work Progressing on building 9 additional berths, which will be:

4 Container Berths.

1 Bulk Cargo Terminal (to handle 100,000 DWT ships).

1 Grain Terminal.

1 Ro-Ro Terminal.

2 Oil Terminals to handle 200,000 DWT ships.