The Belt and Road Initiative has opened up broader horizons for global infrastructure development. CCCC actively engages in the construction of vital public infrastructure projects in Pakistan, achieving significant milestones.
Greater Karachi Bulk Water Supply Scheme K-IV project
"Karachi has long grappled with severe water shortages, acting as a bottleneck to development and requiring an urgent 'water revolution'," stated Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Greater Karachi Bulk Water Supply Scheme K-IV project in May of this year.
The project spans across Sindh province, covering Karachi and Thatta, with a total length of 111.7 kilometers, divided into two sections, PL1 and PL2. Upon completion, the project aims to address the water needs of over 20 million people in Karachi, injecting new vitality into the city's progress and development.
The project employs an extra-large-diameter steel pipe with a diameter of 2.1 meters to increase water conveyance and enhance efficiency. However, this posed new challenges for the installation of extra-large-diameter steel pipes in desert areas.
Utilizing 24-meter-long pipes and adopting automatic welding technology not only increased the continuity of steel pipe installation but also improved work efficiency, ensuring both welding quality and safety. The project office also established a welding school in Pakistan, nurturing local workers with advanced welding techniques.
South China commodity exhibition center
Another project drawing praise from Prime Minister Sharif is the South China commodity exhibition center.
Situated within the Gwadar Free Zone, the project covers an area of approximately 2,000 square meters, with a built-up area of nearly 4,000 square meters. It includes exhibition halls, commercial spaces, conference facilities, cultural and sports areas, offices, and dormitories. The center was completed in July of this year.
As a comprehensive exhibition and trading center, commercial and logistics hub, and an international communication gateway in the Gwadar region, the project is expected to stimulate the development of manufacturing, trade, and logistics industries in the Gwadar region.
"I will closely follow the development of Gwadar Port, hoping that, in the near future, goods from Pakistan can be transported to China through Gwadar Port, and Chinese goods can continuously be imported to Pakistan," said Prime Minister Sharif.