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New Gwadar airport nears completion

New Gwadar airport nears completion

Gwadar, JUN 7: The New Gwadar International Airport, a flagship project under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), is now in its final stages of construction. Set to be a modern marvel, the airport spans across 4,300 acres of land, boasting a runway capable of accommodating the Airbus A380, the world’s largest aircraft.

With a sleek terminal building covering 14,000 square meters, the airport aims to elevate Gwadar’s infrastructure and pave the way for future development. The project, estimated at $246 million, is on track for completion in 2024.

Recently, a significant milestone was achieved as the Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan (CAA) successfully conducted a five-day flight test operation, supported by China, starting from Tuesday, June 4, 2024. The inaugural test flight was greeted with a traditional salute upon touchdown.

The objective behind this crucial test phase was to assess the performance, quality, and safety of various navigation facilities, flight procedures, and landing strips. With these tests completed, the project is now poised to enter its final phase.

Upon its completion and handover to local authorities later this year, the New Gwadar International Airport promises to stand as a beacon of modernity in Gwadar. It holds the potential to significantly enhance the city’s infrastructure and bolster its position as a key player in regional development.

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