Project ID: 53725

Chinese Government provides RMB 28.6 million grant for Gwadar Smart Port City Master Plan

Commitment amount

$ 4411510.419

Constant 2017 USD

Summary

Funding agency [Type]

China Ministry of Commerce [Government Agency]

Recipient

Pakistan

Sector

Other social infrastructure and services (Code: 160)

Flow type

Grant

Concessional

Yes

Category

Intent

Development (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Commercial

Development

Representational

Mixed

Financial Flow Classification

ODA-like (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Official Development Assistance

Other Official Flows

Vague (Official Finance)

Flows categorized based on OECD-DAC guidelines

Project lifecycle

Status

Completion (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Pledge

Commitment

Implementation

Completion

Suspended

Cancelled

Milestones

Commitment year

2016

Description

On September 9, 2016, the Chinese Government and the Government of Pakistan signed letters of exchange for the development of Gwadar Smart Port City Master Plan that would transform the existing city into a modern port of international standards and a smart, sustainable city that can drive local, national and regional growth in the coming decades. The Chinese Government committed RMB 28.6 million in grant funding for this project. A contract agreement was then signed on May 15, 2017. Fourth Harbour Design Institute (FHDI) is the contractor responsible for implementation of the Gwadar Smart City Master Plan. The company began working on the project plan in 2017, and it was sent to the federal government for approval after completion in December 2018. FHDI reportedly recommended the application of Chinese city of Shenzen’s model laws and regulations over the entire area of 1,201 square kms in Gwadar Special Economic District (SED) instead of Pakistani laws and regulations. In January 2019, local media sources reported that Chinese companies were frustrated over delays in the final approval of the plan by Pakistan's government. These companies reportedly warned that increased costs due to these delays would be the responsibility of the Government of Pakistan

Number of official sources

7

Number of unofficial sources

6

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Details

Cofinanced

No

Receiving agencies [Type]

Government of Pakistan [Government Agency]

Implementing agencies [Type]

China Communications Construction Co., Ltd. (CCCC) [State-owned Company]; Fourth Harbour Design Institute (FHDI) [Private Sector]; Government of Pakistan [Government Agency]