TransAfgan railway extends to China


It was announced that China, Iran and Kyrgyzstan could also participate in the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan railway project, the foundation of which was laid last month. It is stated that the geography of the project, which started to concern all Central Asian countries closely, can expand.

According to the news in the Turkmen press, railway is of particular importance in freight transportation in the Central Asian region. kazanwas. As the Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway project is coming to an end, the foundation of a new project has been laid. It is expected that the interest in the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan railway project, which has turned into a strategic and economic project for the participating countries, will increase. It is said that China, Iran and Kyrgyzstan may also participate in this project in the coming period.

The 400 kilometers long project is expected to be completed in 2015. The railroads of Turkmenistan will lay tracks on a certain part of the project in Afghanistan. This project will enable Central Asia to reach international markets through sea ports.

With the completion of Turkmenistan, TransAfgan and Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway projects, it will have 8 railway crossing with its neighbors (2 with Iran, 1 with Kazakhstan, 2 with Afghanistan and 3 with Uzbekistan).
Thanks to these two projects, 25 million tons of cargo will be transported every year from the Eurasian continent, from China to the center of Europe, from Afghanistan to Russia. 8 days from South Asian countries freight transportation kazanand it will also reduce the container cost by up to $500. For this, South Asian countries India and Pakistan need to optimize their systems to take advantage of Central Asia's ever-growing rail network.

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