China’s Pakistan corridor now includes luxury golf

A large Chinese state-owned construction firm has been signed up to build a luxury golf development in Pakistan under the umbrella of the $62bn China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

China Pak Golf Estates is planned as a $265m gated golf community spread over 6.7 million square feet in the port city of Gwadar on Pakistan’s Arabian Sea coast. Gwadar is the terminus of the CPEC, a network of roads, energy projects, and industrial developments linking western China down the length of Pakistan to the Arabian Sea, a flagship of China’s Belt and Road initiative.

London-based developer CPIC signed a memorandum of understanding with China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) to build the community on Friday (20 April), reports The Nation.

CPIC is a private investment company developing money-making schemes in Gwadar on the back of CPEC, which is being financed and built by Chinese entities.

CCECC is a large builder, and a subsidiary of China Railway Construction Corporation.

Image: Artist’s render of China Pak Golf Estates Gwadar (CPIC)

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