On March 23, 2023, the New Gwadar International Airport (NGIA) is anticipated to open.
Pakistan asked China to finish the continuing work on the New Gwadar International Airport (NGIA) by March of next year during Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s visit to Beijing last week, an official source said.
The NGIA is expected to cost $230 million, and funding is being provided for the project by the Chinese government.
The project was scheduled to be finished by March 2023 after the project’s groundbreaking in March 2019.
However, the project is currently six months behind schedule and must now be finished by September 2023, according to the source.
According to the source, the current administration wants Shahbaz Sharif, the prime minister, to officially open the airport on March 23 of the following year.
According to the source, the Chinese side has not yet responded about the project’s completion by March of next year.
The insider continued, “Pakistan wants the airport to be opened during the coalition government’s term in office, but let’s see how the Chinese respond to the request.”
The $56 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a key component of China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) plan, includes airport construction.
According to the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) official data, the airport is being constructed on a 4,300-acre area and would be one of Pakistan’s largest as well as the country’s second airports capable of accommodating A380 aircraft.
The ATR 72, Airbus A-300, Boeing 737, and Boeing 747 will all be able to land at the New Gwadar International Airport (NGIA) for both internal and international flights.
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