Adviser to Prime Minister of Pakistan for Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood stated that Ministry of Commerce has operationalized Gwadar Port for Afghan Transit Trade under APTTA 2010.
In a series of tweets Abdul Razak Dawood said shipments of Sugar, Fertilizer & Wheat will be transported in sealed trucks to Afghanistan. In this regard, 16000 MT of DAP and WFP cargo of 500,000 MT Wheat for Afghanistan will arrive next month. Ships from China will also offload at Gwadar.
The initiative fulfills long standing request of the business community & the shipping industry, paving the way for generating business opportunities & employment both in Gwadar & along our highways,the adviser said.
The move will also jump-start port operations in Gwadar Port and create the necessary Eco-system for another big seaport of Pakistan.