The first trade convoy carrying Chinese goods for export through the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has arrived at the Gwadar port .
According to a report in “dawn’, a Chinese ship docked at the port yesterday, and another vessel was expected to arrive within 24 hours.
The report further adds that the second trade convoy was scheduled to reach today. The goods will be exported to countries in the Middle East and Africa.
A ceremony marking the opening of trade activities through the corridor, made at a cost of USD 46 billion, will be held tomorrow, which will be attended by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif, Balochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai, Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri and envoys of 15 countries.
China not only built the Gwadar port but also has its operational control. It is also building a network of roads and railways to link up its western region to Gwadar for easier access to the Arabian Sea.