Uzbekistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan to connect via joint rail project

Source: O'ztemiryo'lkonteyner O'ztemiryo'lkonteyner

Railway developments in Central Asia have made the headlines several times recently, with Pakistan and Uzbekistan playing a central role. Once more, they are the leading players of a potential railway connection, this time between Uzbekistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan. This line should provide sea access to the landlocked countries via the Pakistani ports in the Arabian Gulf. The three countries presented a joint proposal for a five-billion-dollar investment to build 537 kilometres of railway between Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan and Peshawar in Pakistan. The railway line will also pass through the Afghan capital city Kabul. 

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Author: Nikos Papatolios

Nikos Papatolios is editor of RailFreight.com, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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Uzbekistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan to connect via joint rail project

Source: O'ztemiryo'lkonteyner O'ztemiryo'lkonteyner

Railway developments in Central Asia have made the headlines several times recently, with Pakistan and Uzbekistan playing a central role. Once more, they are the leading players of a potential railway connection, this time between Uzbekistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan. This line should provide sea access to the landlocked countries via the Pakistani ports in the Arabian Gulf. The three countries presented a joint proposal for a five-billion-dollar investment to build 537 kilometres of railway between Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan and Peshawar in Pakistan. The railway line will also pass through the Afghan capital city Kabul. 

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Author: Nikos Papatolios

Nikos Papatolios is the Chief Editor of RailFreight.com, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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