Investing in Gwadar
If I had the collaterol, I'd set up a Chinese restaurant and a chain of KTV parlours. Or invest in a few security companies.
Gwadar is another area where China's stake in real estate will prove strategic. After the completion of the deepsea port project, Gwadar is likely to emerge as a South Asian business hub and modern investment center. Property in Gwadar is considered a good investment and the speculative trade in real estate is booming there.
Islamabad has plans to establish hotels, motels, playgrounds, boating clubs, theme parks, marinas and other recreation projects in Gwadar. The future port city will be connected to the rest of the country by land, sea and air links. The government has decided to set up a tax-free industrial zone of international standard in Gwadar and it has acquired about 4,050 hectares of land for this purpose. Housing schemes and highrise construction on commercial plots are planned and will be up to international standards.
Officials in Islamabad claim that leading international investors have shown keen interest in Gwadar because of its strategic location and potential for becoming a major transshipment trade center in the region. Chinese companies are likely to invest in real-estate projects in the second phase of the Gwadar seaport project.