QUETTA: Pakistan Navy has increased all-round security and surveillance at Gwadar Port with the commencement of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, reported Radio Pakistan.
“A special marine battalion has been raised for the security of Gwadar,” stated a spokesperson of the Pakistan Navy while briefing media personnel during an extensive tour of the Gwadar site.
He added that Chinese engineers and delegates are currently visiting the port of Gwadar.
Gwadar is the port of origin and starting destination for CPEC, which will be linked to China’s western region through a rail and road network.
“Gwadar is the backbone of CPEC,” the spokesperson said, adding that the Pakistan Navy has been making strenuous efforts to ensure comprehensive security as well as the welfare of local people.