The Gwadar Port Authority (GPA) and China Overseas Ports Holding Company (COPHC) are jointly organized the first international exhibition in Gwadar Free Zone on January 29 and 30, 2018. The Gwadar Free Zone (phase-1) was also be inaugurated on the occasion. Over 200 companies across various industrial sectors from both Pakistan and China participated in the event.
COPHC Chairman Zhang Baozhong said in a video message that both entities are initiating a series of events starting off with the ‘Gwadar Expo 2018’.
He added more than 3,000 exhibitors and over 10,000 visitors had applied for participation, but due to logistics issues, only 200 exhibitors and 5,000 visitors were allowed. This event will boost economic cooperation not only between Pakistan and China but also with Iran, Afghanistan and the Middle East.