Tajikistan ready to lay its section of railway to Turkmenistan through Afghanistan
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, Nov. 8
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
The Tajik government has approved a construction project of a railway line, which will allow the country to bring its communications lines closer to Afghanistan, and this will ensure Tajikistan's access to Turkmenistan, Trend reports referring to Tajik media.
The proposed line will run from the Tajik Jaloliddini Balkhi district to Panji Poyon border checkpoint and further to the Afghan Sherkhan Bandar town.
A tripartite memorandum on the Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Turkmenistan (TAT) railway construction project was signed in March 2013. In November 2016, a railway was launched in the east of Turkmenistan from the Turkmen Atamurat city to the Afghan Aqina settlement.
The new road should eventually connect the Afghan Aqina - Andkhoy section with the Atamurat – Imamnazar section in Turkmenistan and Panj city in Tajikistan, and this will increase trade cooperation, experts say.
It is assumed that this large-scale project will become part of the Asian international transport corridor, which will reach China’s extensive railway network and through it the markets of the Asia-Pacific region.