TransAfgan railway construction begins

transafgan railway construction begins
transafgan railway construction begins

The Turkmenistan government started construction of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan railway, which also includes Afghanistan. The construction of Atamurat-Imamnazar (Turkmenistan) - Akina (Afghanistan) line is expected to be completed by 2015.

The Council of Ministers convened under the chairmanship of Turkmenistan President Gurbanguli Berdimuhamedov. Turkmenistan will construct its part of the project with local facilities. Within the scope of the project 42. and 83 in the kilometer. train station will be built at the Imamnazar site. The Ashgabat administration will continue this line from its own border to the Akina settlement of Afghanistan. In addition, two railway bridges are expected to be built on this route.

The foundation of the project was laid with the participation of Turkmenistan President Gurbanguli Berdimuhamedov, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Tajikistan President Imamali Rahman in June.

While Turkmenistan has no financial difficulties in the construction of its part in this project, Afghanistan and Tajikistan are waiting for help from international and regional financial institutions. The Tajik administration knocked on the Asian Development Bank's door.

Source : I

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