"Pakistan's political and military leaders on Sunday to Pakistan's gwadar port in southwest, witness the first Chinese merchant ship set out, this is the part of the trade ties between the west and the Arabian sea, is also the key to China's $46 billion project in Pakistan."Reuters reports in November 13."Today marks a new era dawn" - on the same day, Pakistani prime minister nawaz sharif said that when the sailing ceremony.
According to agence france-presse reported Monday, Pakistani prime minister nawaz sharif to baluchistan presided over by the Chinese investment gwadar port of departure ceremony.The Chinese investment to establish port is China's ambitious "area" program, an important part of the connecting xinjiang kashgar, as the sea of xinjiang.
Chinese ships now mainly through the strait of malacca to the Arabian sea and the Indian Ocean, China has been looking for more convenient and reliable.And gwadar port is located in the Arabian sea coast, occupies a strategic position between the South Asia, central Asia and the Middle East.Near the port is still in the throat of the Persian gulf, is apart from the global oil transportation route the strait of hormuz only about 400 kilometers.If Middle East oil through gwadar from overland into xinjiang, China will take on China's current via the strait of malacca oil transportation by 85%.
On the same day, the deep water port in baluchistan province on a cargo ship in the cosco shipping - "Knox. Wellington" (CoscoWellington), above contains 150 containers, the goods will be shipped to the Middle East and Africa.The future gwadar fixed docking stations will be the vessel.
Previously, on October 29th, about 50 trucks of china-pakistan economic corridor united trade team from xinjiang kashgar khunjerab pass, along the china-pakistan economic corridor, arrived in the heavily fortified baluchistan in 12, arrived at gwadar, then shipment sent to the united Arab emirates and African countries.The team's main purpose is to develop the "china-pakistan economic corridor" kashgar to Pakistan's gwadar port road transport line, field road conditions, the transportation cost of the route, place the control condition, etc.
Team about 60 container loading, the transport of goods except from China, including local exporters of goods in Pakistan.Goods under escort party bureau (FWO), said Pakistan's border with the trade routes opened, imported oil from Saudi Arabia, the time of arrival in Shanghai, China will be shortened from 25 to 30 days to 12 days, the time of arrival in xinjiang kashgar is reduced to 5 days.China-pakistan economic corridor for the import and export of Chinese goods not only saving the time, will also make Pakistan and neighboring countries benefited from the prosperity of trade.
Pakistan's army chief, shearer, nawaz sharif, the federal and local government officials, Chinese ambassador to Pakistan wei-dong sun ambassador to Pakistan, 13, and more than a dozen countries have come to gwadar port, this is since 2009, the area for the first time in so many important people.
Pakistani prime minister nawaz sharif to congratulate the first ship, he said, this is a sign of a watershed, is the symbol of the future prosperity and development in the region.Chinese ambassador wei-dong sun said, this is the first successful trade caravan from north to south through the western region of Pakistan, is the first cooperation organization for china-pakistan trade team arrived at gwadar in Pakistan, "this marks a turning point".
The Pakistani government attaches great importance to construction of gwadar project, especially the port is located in the poor and unstable baluchistan province.Agence france-presse, facing the dusty ground and shining new port, 13 Pakistani officials have repeatedly said, gwadar will become another dubai.Fiscal year 2015 to 2016, GDP growth of 4.7% in Pakistan, nawaz sharif, set ambitious goals, will the annual GDP growth rate to 5.7%.
13 according to the global times reported, the reporter at the scene to see gwadar port, about 20 Chinese flag and sinotrans changhang group banner of trucks lined up at the docks.Sinotrans changhang group co., LTD., party secretary said jian-min yuan in xinjiang, the joint trade team is since china-pakistan economic corridor put forward more than three years, for the first time the two sides achieve trade team well versed in the corridor, it is of great significance, and will have a positive role on the building of the corridor.
Pakistan's dawn newspaper said 13, "as the official opening of gwadar, china-pakistan economic corridor is a dream come true".The words of Mr Sharif, the prime minister, was quoted as saying "the enemy of china-pakistan economic corridor is the enemy of Pakistan".Analysis, said he was obviously in some places think china-pakistan economic corridor did not benefit themselves and express dissatisfaction.
However, just before the gwadar port of departure ceremony night, 12, Pakistan's baluchistan terrorist attack again, security issue has been hotly debated.Balochistan province a sufi Muslim temple in the wilds of bomb attacks, 52 people were killed and more than one hundred people were injured.Extreme organization "islamic country" (IS) announced responsible for the relevant groups.Pakistani prime minister nawaz sharif has condemned the attack.He also promised to, with the best security measures, to ensure that foreign investors to trade at ease using the Chinese ports.
It is said that Pakistan officials pointed out that attack is to damage in the southwest of China and other parts of the investment project.Sharif said that in the Chinese ports, provide the best protection for foreign investors, make sure that they can make international quality, and the easy.For workers' safety, the military will set up a special forces, security trade routes and ports.
AFP news agency said Sunday, baluchistan province mineral resources, extremist groups also sought to share interests, security issues become the main problem in economic corridor between China and Pakistan, but China says it believes the Pakistani military can control the area.
The market sound thinks, if the gwadar port for export of china-pakistan economic corridor will eventually get through, China will rely on the strait of malacca is decreased obviously, this will also impact the Asian economic and trade strategy pattern.
Earlier, the Chinese foreign ministry spokesman hong lei at a regular press conference given by the official comments: Chinese companies took over the gwadar port management, commercial projects, under the economic and trade cooperation between China and Pakistan is part of a mutually beneficial and friendly cooperation between the two countries.Gwadar project is one of the key projects under the framework of china-pakistan economic corridor, China enterprise will continue to drive in accordance with the principle of equal consultation, mutual benefit and win-win results gwadar port construction and development.