Gwadar’s first LPG terminal inaugurated
Quetta: Chinese Consul General in Karachi Li Bijian on Tuesday inaugurated the first Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) terminal in Gwadar, according to a news report. The project’s inauguration ceremony took place following the arrival of a container carrying 3,900 metric tons of LPG from Muscat’s Sahar Port (Oman) to Gwadar.
Other officials present at this ceremony included Gwadar Development Authority (GDA) Chairman Naseer Kashani, Al-Qasim LPG Gas Terminal CEO Qasim Bashir, and China Port and Holding Company Chairman Bao Xing. This inauguration was lauded as a great step for the beginning of trade and economic activities in the city, and a good indicator for Balochistan’s future development.
Counsel Li addressed the attendees and stated that a new era of economic development had begun in Balochistan due to the commencement of international LPG trade here.
Deputy Commissioner Gwadar Captain (retired) Mohammad Waseem and CEO of Al-Qasim LPG Gas Terminal Qasim Bashir also addressed the ceremony; stating that Gwadar is all set to become an international economic hub in the near future. Waseem further added that a new international airport and various power plant projects in Gwadar would also speed up the port city’s development.