Month: May 2018

A handcrafted fishing boat transformed in casual seating along the beach in Gwadar, Pakistan. (Photo Credit: Arif Rafiq)

Why Gwadar Needs a Cultural Tourism Strategy

The port and industrial zone are at the heart of the vision for Gwadar, but cultural spaces will provide additional drivers of economic activity and shape a broader, inclusive narrative for the city.

/ May 30, 2018

This Day in History: China and Pakistan Agree to Develop ‘Economic Corridor’

On May 22, 2013, during the visit of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to Islamabad, China and Pakistan agree to develop an “economic corridor.” Li arrived in Islamabad after a trip to New Delhi, where he had discussed the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar economic corridor.

/ May 22, 2018

Weekly Newsletter: Issue 4 (May 21, 2018)

This is a review of CPEC and CPEC-related news and analysis for the week of May 14-20, 2018.

/ May 21, 2018

Weekly Newsletter: Issue 3 (May 14, 2018)

This is a review of CPEC and CPEC-related news and analysis for the week of May 7-13, 2018.

/ May 14, 2018

This Day in History: China Agrees to Finance Gwadar Port Development

On May 12, 2001, during a state visit to Pakistan, Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji agrees to finance the first phase of the construction of the Gwadar port and the Makran Coastal Highway that connects Gwadar to Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city.

/ May 12, 2018

Gwadar’s Real Estate Market Picks Up

New entrants into Gwadar real estate — potentially including Chinese private equity players — signal how this market might be different from others in Pakistan.

/ May 7, 2018

Weekly Newsletter: Issue 2 (May 7, 2018)

This is a review of CPEC and CPEC-related news and analysis for the week of April 30 - May 6, 2018.

/ May 7, 2018
A handcrafted fishing boat in Gwadar, Pakistan. (Photo Credit: Arif Rafiq)

Where Gwadar Stands Today

The Arabian Sea port is far from being the promised 'next Dubai,' but some of its major challenges are now being addressed.

/ May 1, 2018