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Gwadar fisherfolk worry about One Belt One Road

Gwadar port on Arabian Sea is being built fast, leaving local fisherfolk terrified about loss

Zofeen T. Ebrahim | The Third Pole 

A stray dog snoozes under a red boat lying next to a rickety teashop at Sur Bandar’s quay, where a few dozen small boats are bobbing in the Arabian Sea. The water is clear and a school of fish is swimming near the shore. It is Friday, and instead of going to sea, the fisherfolk have headed to the nearby mosque at midday. The harbour front is very quiet compared to the one at Gwadar, some 20 km away, where a Chinese deep sea port is under construction, promising to transform the sleepy town into a global trading hub. In contrast, at Sur Bandar’s quay the ...

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 14:24 IST
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