is planning significant investment in Balochistan, including
in the expansion of Gwadar airport and construction of
jetties at Gwadar port.
number of investment projects would come under discussion
when Pakistan-Oman Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) meets
here on Monday.
to the prime minister on finance Shaukat Aziz would lead
Pakistani side while Sheikh Bin Hilal Bin Ali Al-Khalili,
Minister of Agriculture & Fisheries of the Sultanate
of Oman would lead his eight-member delegation.
two sides would cover areas of mutual interest and economic
cooperation relating to the improvement of air-traffic
between the national carriers of the two countries.
fourth session of the JMC would discuss projects relating
to the extension of Gwadar airport, upgraduation of Gwadar
hospital, construction of seven jetties at the Gwadar Port,
provision of 100 engines by Oman to the fishermen and augmentation
of water supply schemes in Balochistan.
JMC would finalise projects for a $7 million grant announced
by Sultan of Oman during his visit to Pakistan in April
2001. The Omanese government has already provided 43 new
generators to the province.
the utilization of the grant, Pakistan has already furnished
projects relating to the construction of Gwadar-Hoshab
Road, Water Supply Scheme from Shadi Kaur Dam to Pasni
town, construction of three irrigation dams and replacement
of pipes from Akrakaur Dam to Gwadar and Jiwani towns.