The urban development area planned for the long term covers an area of 154.7 square kilometer, with an incremental population of 1,400,000 and an additional employed population of 700,000 to 840,000. West Bay with good natural and landscape resources will be the focus of urban expansion where large public buildings will be constructed, establishing itself as a key area to project urban image.
As regards to land supply, in the long term, Start development of other urban areas.
As regards to industrial development, industrial area will continue to extend northward so as to support the upgrading of industrial structure toward new and hi-tech industry and high-end service industry and further enhance industrial competitiveness of Gwadar.
As regards to large public service facilities and parks, construction projects will be carried out to build the Administrative Service Center, the International Exhibition Center, the Cultural and Art Exchange Center, the Planning Exhibition Hall, the History Museum, the Youth Cultural Activity Center, the Science and Technology Exchange Center, the University City, the 500 beds Teaching Hospital, an office area of foreign consulates and international organizations or institutions, Gwadar park and Grand mosque.
As regards to large transport infrastructure, the urban road network will be improved. The comprehensive port area will be built into a comprehensive commercial port primarily handling general and bulk cargo, supplemented by container handling and trans-shipment of containers, bulk cargo and general cargo. According to the planning, an additional coastline of 22,510m will be built, with an additional land area of 13.34km2 and an additional handling capacity of 140.1 million tons per year. The fishing port in West Bay will be renovated into a cruise and yacht port to meet needs of travel & leisure industry.
As regards to the smart city, coverage of fiber broadband network and mobile broadband network will continue to be expanded, the main data center will be expanded, a remote data center for disaster recovery will be planned and constructed, and area accessible by video monitoring and other sensing devices will be enlarged. The data sharing and exchange platform within the smart city operation and management center will be gradually connected with all departments. A platform for big data access, mining and analysis will be constructed. The public database and the urban operation and management gateway will continue to be improved.
As regards to the safe city, the city will be built into a weapons-free zone (safety zone) with a full-fledged security system, a well-established fence network in the planning area, and well-improved systems for security-related laws and police administration.
As regards municipal facilities, priority projects for the long term will be launched as follows:
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