Oficially initiating economic activities at Gwadar, Pakistan, a trade expo has been planned for January 28-30 at this strategic deep-sea port intrinsic to the flagship China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

Having completed the first phase of construction, CPEC is one of the six corridors of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Opening its doors to the world, Gwadar will next week host its first ever international trade exhibition under the auspices of the Gwadar Port Authority and the China Overseas Ports Holding Company (COPHC) at the Gwadar LinYi Trade City.

The port has been in full swing since November 2016, while the Gwadar Special Economic Zone is now poised to make its debut.

iang Han said Chinese and Pakistani officials would also sign many agreements and MoUs at the expo. He said that an agreement would be signed to declare Gwadar as the sister city with a city of Henan province. He said another agreement would be about declaring Gwadar port as sister port with Tianjin port.

Gwadar Port Authority (GPA) and China Overseas Ports Holding Company (COPHC) are jointly organising the first international exhibition. Jiang Han said that PM Abbasi would also inaugurate the first phase of Gwadar Free Economic Zone, where over 200 companies from across various industrial sectors from both Pakistan and China will be participating.