Asian Development Bank temporarily halts financing of railways passing through Afghanistan for security reasons
Asian Development Bank, Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Turkmenistan railway construction financing of the security issue has been reported to temporarily stop.
The bank's Tajikistan representative Si Si Yu told reporters that the bank has halted the financing of Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Turkmenistan railway construction due to the increasing tensions in Afghanistan.
Yu said that the security in Afghanistan is very low level, güvenli However, Turkmenistan, the railway has completed the construction of the part of the territory of the territory, but we do not want to make a railway construction safety is not guaranteed. This is very dangerous. Bu
Yu emphasized that the most important part of the route was passed through Afghanistan and therefore, the resources that the country had to have certain financial resources were not sufficient.
- ”If the situation in the country improves, we will return to the project“
Stating that the financial resources allocated for the project will be directed to other projects by the Asian Development Bank, Yu said, diğer If the situation in the country improves, maybe we will return to this project again. Asya Yu recalled earlier that the Asian Development Bank has allocated 9 million dollars for the feasibility studies of the Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Turkmenistan railway construction project.
60 kilometers of the said railroad between the three countries is expected to pass through Tajikistan and the 300 kilometer will go through the territory of Afghanistan.
The agreement on the construction of the Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Turkmenistan railway was signed in March 2013 by the presidents of these countries and it was foreseen to be provided by the Asian Development Bank.