The first rails of the 850-kilometer Atamurat-Imamnazar-Akina-Andhoi railway were laid at the ceremony near the city of Atamurat, the capital of Turkmenistan, Ashgabat.
Speaking at the ceremony, the President of Turkmenistan Berdimuhamedov, with the implementation of the project in terms of social-economic development is not only limited to participating countries, but also would contribute significantly to the countries of the region, he said. Berdimuhamedov, this project will further consolidate the friendship between countries, he said.
Afghan President Karzai stressed that they would mobilize all the means to complete the construction of the railway in a short time and added that they would complete the construction in less than expected time. Karzai thanked the Turkmen government for its contribution to the initiation of the project for its social and economic assistance.
President of Tajikistan Rahman also described the project as d way of life “and said that the project will make a significant contribution to regional development and employment in his country. Rahman, with the start of the project, the volume of trade between countries will increase and easy integration with other countries said would facilitate.
After the speeches, the heads of three countries put the first mortar on the railway construction. Turkmen railways placed the first rails of the Atamurat-Imamnazar line of the 85 kilometer. Turkmenistan will make the construction of the 3 kilometer railway from Imamnazar station to Akina station in Afghanistan. The Akina - Andhoi line of the 35 kilometer will be constructed by Afghanistan.
The final stage of the project, which is related to the Tajikistan line was not made any explanation.
A memorandum between Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan was signed last March on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan railway project.
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