ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Ministry of Commerce has operationalized the Gwadar Port for the Afghan Transit Trade under the Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA) 2010, the Prime Minister’s Adviser for Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood said on Tuesday.
In a series of tweets, Abdul Razak Dawood said that shipments of sugar, fertilizer and wheat will be transported in sealed trucks to Afghanistan.
In this regard, 16000 metric ton of diammonium phosphate (DAP) and World Food Programme (WFP) cargo of 500,000 metric ton wheat for Afghanistan will arrive next month.
The adviser said that ships from China will also offload at Gwadar.
Abdul Razak Dawood further said that this fulfils the long standing request of the business community and the shipping industry, paving the way for generating business opportunities & employment both in Gwadar & along our highways.
The adviser said that the move will also jumpstart port operations in Gwadar Port and create the necessary eco-system for another big seaport of Pakistan.