Karachi coastline plan Okays by CPEC panel


26 September 2021: Coastal comprehensive development zone to be established on KPT?s reclaimed land. $3.5bn plan envisages new berths for port, new fishery port, harbour bridge to unlock Pakistan?s Blue Economy. Centre calls the initiative a game-changer for Pakistan.a new fishery port and a ?majestic harbour bridge? connecting it with Manora islands and Sandspit beach.

The Karachi Coastal Co?m?prehensive Develop?ment Zone (KCCDZ) ? spread over 640 hectares or 1,581 acres on the western backwaters marsh land of the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) leading to revamp one of the oldest city slums Machhar Colony relocating its more than half a million population ? is an initiative of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs.

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