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Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Afghanistan to build new railway by 2015

21.03.2013 19:22 msk

Ferghana


Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymuhammedow, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon signed a memorandum on understanding on the construction a new railway, which is to link the three countries, during a meeting in Ashgabad on 19 Mar. 2013, Ozodi Radio reports.

The new line will be 400-km long and will link Afghanistan’s Akina-Andkhoy section with Turkmenistan Atamurad-Imamnazar and Tajikistan’s Pyanzh railway sections. Turkmenistan plans to launch the construction in July 2013. The Turkmen side will also construct the Afghan section; the construction completion is scheduled for 2015.

A 75-km railway started serving wagons from Afghanistan into Uzbekistan since late 2011.

Fergana international information agency.