Turkmenistan builds railway to Afghan borders
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Nov.17
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
Turkmenistan has completed the construction of a section of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan railway to Afghanistan's borders, said the message from Turkmen government.
The length of the Atamyrat-Imamnazar-Akina section is 88 kilometers. Two railway bridges are under construction along the railway line. Moreover, the work on constructing two railway stations will start there.
Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan railway is expected to be an important link in international transportations between the Asian countries, said the message.
At the initial stage, this project envisages construction of two railway sections: 85-kilometer long Atamyrat-Imamnazar on Turkmenistan's territory and 38-kilometer long section running from Imamnazar to Andkhoy settlement in Afghanistan.
It is planned to start the work on a 3-kilometer long railway line running from Imamnazar to Akina settlement on Afghanistan's territory.
"Implementation of a number of joint infrastructure projects in Afghanistan will give a strong impetus to the further development of Afghanistan's economy, will allow to resolve the important social issues and ensure the population's employment," said the message.
Edited by SI