Gwadar Fishermen to Get Advanced Training Equipment and Boats while making the city an economic hub.
In a significant development, Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has underscored the government’s unwavering commitment to revolutionize the fisheries sector in Gwadar, aligning it with contemporary standards.
The endeavor involves imparting advanced training to fishermen, equipping them with state-of-the-art machinery, and modernizing their boats with cutting-edge engines and navigation systems.
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During a constructive meeting with a delegation from the Gwadar Shipping and Clearing Agents Association, Prime Minister Kakar expressed the government’s determination to fully tap into the export potential of Gwadar’s fisheries.
The delegation, led by Association President Abdur Raheem Zafar, Secretary General Hameed Baloch, and Faisal Dashti, presented their concerns and proposals.
In response to the delegation’s request to initiate the import of a designated portion of government cargo through the Gwadar Port prior to its full operationalization, Premier Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar directed the concerned authorities to compile a comprehensive report on the matter.
Referring to Gwadar as a forthcoming hub of maritime commerce, the prime minister highlighted ongoing government initiatives aimed at establishing industries within the port and developing robust communication infrastructure to connect industrial zones.
Premier Kakar emphasized that creating employment opportunities and providing facilities of international standards to the residents of Gwadar were imperative for the port’s progress.
The delegation briefed the prime minister on the challenges faced by shipping clearing agents and the fisheries sector, seeking solutions for sustainable growth.
This strategic move by the government, underlining its dedication to modernizing Gwadar’s fisheries and bolstering its role in international trade, signals a positive trajectory for the region’s economic landscape.
As Gwadar emerges as a key player in global trade, the government’s proactive measures to address challenges and foster growth are poised to yield substantial benefits for the community and the nation at large.
A delegation of Gwadar Shipping Clearing Agents Association has requested the caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar that in order to make Gwadar port fully functional, initially some part of the government cargo should be imported from Gwadar port to Pakistan.
The delegation comprising Gwadar Shipping Clearing Agents Association President Abdul Rahim Zafar, Secretary General Hameed Baloch, and Faisal Dashti met with the caretaker prime minister on Friday.
During the meeting, the delegation informed the caretaker premier about the problems of shipping clearing agencies, as well as, the problems of fishermen in Gwadar.
Kakar assured the delegation that their problems would be solved on a priority basis. He said that it is the priority of the government to give innovation to the fisheries industry in Gwadar.
He further stated that the fishermen in Gwadar are being given professional training for modern machinery, engines in boats and navigation equipment and methods of catching fish according to international standards.
He added that the wide potential of exports in the fisheries sector from Gwadar will be fully exploited.
Kakar directed the concerned authorities to submit a comprehensive report in this regard. He added that Gwadar port will be the centre of sea trade in the near future and the government is taking steps to establish industries in Gwadar port and improve communication links with industrial areas.
The caretaker prime minister added that providing employment and international quality facilities to the local people of Gwadar is the key to development of this important port of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
The delegation appreciated the government’s measures for providing employment to fishermen, vocational training, and solving the overall problems of Gwadar.
Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has said that the government was committed to paving fisheries in Gwadar on modern lines for which they were provided training to bring their working to par with international standards by utilizing the modern machinery and boats equipped with engines and navigation systems.
Speaking during a meeting with a delegation of the Gwadar Shipping and Clearing Agents Association, the prime minister said that the government would fully exploit the export potential of fisheries in Gwadar.
The delegation comprised the President of the Association Abdur Raheem Zafar, Secretary General Hameed Baloch, and Faisal Dashti. The delegation members requested the prime minister to initially allow the import of a certain chunk of the government’s cargo through the Gwadar Port before making it fully operational.
Premier Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar directed the authorities concerned to present a comprehensive report in this regard. Calling Gwadar a future hub of sea trade, the prime minister said the government was taking measures to establish industries at the Port besides building communications infrastructure to link the industrial areas.
Provision of employment opportunities and facilities of international standards to the people of Gwadar was inevitable for the progress of the Port, he added.
The delegation members apprised the prime minister of the problems facing the shipping clearing agents as well as the fisheries.
PM Anwaar-ul-Haq assured the delegation members to resolve their issues on a priority basis.
The delegation also appreciated the measures taken by the government for the provision of employment and professional training to the fishermen besides addressing the overall problems of Gwadar city. Gwadar Fishermen to Get Advanced Training Equipment and Boats is certainly a welcoming sign for the local of Gwadar.
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