瓜达尔港集装箱货物运输启动仪式 Commencement of the first commercial containerized cargo shipment at Gwadar Port on May11th.2015
On May 11th. 2015, China Overseas Ports Holding Co. (COPHC), the concession holder and operator of Gwadar port, has reached a milestone of commencing the first commercial containerized cargo shipment from Gwadar port as the COSCO vessel MV “Zi Jing Song” gradually approaching berth No.2 of Gwadar International Terminals. Gwadar port has since ushered in a new stage that the port can handle all export and import cargos, turning a new page in history of Gwadar port.
To commemorate this historical moment, a simple but formal opening ceremony was held at the port and it was attended by Federal Minister Ports and Shipping, Kamran Michael; his Excellency, Mr. Wang Zhihua, Counsellor of Economic and Commercial Section of the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Karachi among other business and political notables from federal government, Balochistan province and Gwadar.
中华人民共和国驻巴基斯坦大使孙卫东赴瓜达尔港考察访问 Chinese ambassador visit to Gwadar
Accompanied by Mr. Mu Yongpeng, vice consulate general of PR China in Karachi, Mr. Zhang Baozhong, chairman of COPHC and local government officials, Chinese embassy team of 5 members, including his Excellency Mr. Sun Weidong himself, visited the Gwadar port on July 27th,2015. The first half of the day, the ambassador visited site of Gwadar new International Airport, Gwadar Free Zone, Gwadar East Bay Expressway, Gwadar Central hospital and Gwadar port. Wreath was laid at the memorial to Chinese who were killed while constructing the port. The second half of the day was discussion based, the ambassador exchanged views on how to facilitate and expedite the development of Gwadar with heads from GPA, GDA, Gwadar district government and local police departments, respectively. Later on, the ambassador was engaged in meetings with the head of local education authority, student and teacher representatives from local schools, head and staffs from local hospitals. He also witnessed the signing ceremony of MoU of Education Fund for the underprivileged students of Gwadar between COPHC and the local education officer.