This initiative has opened up potential for investments in the following areas:
- Shipping cargo by the waterways. The savings on transport are huge, as cargo by barge costs the cargo owner less than half that by truck.
- Investment in water transport craft. Investment in barges and other craft which carry cargo on the river is very profitable. The IRR can be very high, exceeding 40%.
- Construction of tugs and barges. Such craft are too big to transport by road from Karachi to Daudkhel/Kalabagh. Hundreds of craft will have to be constructed at Daudkhel/Kalabagh, offering a unique opportunity to set up new facilities for construction of such craft.