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CPEC: Pakistan Navy to protect Chinese engineers at Gwadar

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Pakistan Navy has beefed up its surveillance across Gwadar Port as the launching of China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) project is going to be kicked off.

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“A special Marine Battalion has been raised for security of Gwadar, Chinese engineers and delegates visiting the port,” an official from Pakistan Navy said.

“Gwadar, the main destination of the CPEC, will be linked with China’s western region through a rail and road network,” added the official, saying further that Gwadar Port is the ‘backbone’ of CPEC and the Pakistan Navy is inserting maximum efforts to ensure utmost security for foreigners besides the locals.

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As termed a ‘door of opportunities for the country’s economy, the CPEC is set to become an economic den connecting the Middle East to Central Asia.

The Western Corridor of the grand project was inaugurated last month by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif following the ground breaking of up gradation of two crucial arteries, Zhob-Mughal Kot (N-50) and Qila Saifullah-Wagum (N-70).

Meanwhile, keeping in mind the current scenario of the security inside Pakistan, initiatives are being taken to ensure the security in the areas of the corridor.

Covering 3,000 kilometre web of roads, railways and pipelines, the grand project CPEC will allow transporting oil and gas from Gwadar Port to Kashgar city, north-western China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region at relatively ease.

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