Juzzak Airport in Balochistan becomes operational for Chinese engineers

The Chinese engineers will be flown to the area from Karachi.

The inauguration of Juzzak Airport by Pakistani and Chinese nationals on Sunday. (Liaquat Essazai / Google Maps)

The Juzzak Airport in the Chagai district of the Balochistan province has been made operational for flight operations.

The airport would witness flight operations to and from Karachi — the City of Lights.

The flights would mainly carry Chinese engineers working on projects in the region.

The first plane (ATR ) flying from Jinnah International Airport to Juzzak Airport. The flight mostly consists of Chinese engineers. (historyofpia.com)

It is pertinent to note that the national carrier — Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) — would be the one that would carry out flight operations between Jinnah International Airport (KHI) in Karachi and Juzzak Airport.

The inauguration of Juzzak Airport by Pakistani and Chinese nationals on Sunday. (Liaquat Essazai / Google Maps)
The inauguration of Juzzak Airport by Pakistani and Chinese nationals on Sunday. (Liaquat Essazai / Google Maps)

PIA’s ATR turboprop aircraft would be utilized for flight operations between the two places.

Juzzak Airport on a map of Pakistan. (Screenshot / Google Maps)

The flight to Juzzak would most likely be utilized by Chinese engineers working on the Saindak Copper-Gold Project.

A view of Juzzak Airport’s runway from above. (Screenshot / Google Maps)

Saindak Copper-Gold Project

The Saindak Copper-Gold Project was set up by the state-owned Saindak Metals Ltd. in 1995 at the cost of PKR 13.5 billion.

Saindak Mines in Chagai Distrcit, Balochistan. (Social Media)

The aim of the project is to utilize the Saindak Copper-Gold Mine for the purpose of mining gold, copper, and silver deposits.

It is pertinent to note that a formal contract worth $350 million has been signed between Pakistan and China for the development of the Saindak Copper-Gold Mine project.

Saindak Mines in Chagai Distrcit, Balochistan. (DAWN / File)

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