Tajikistan and Afghanistan sign railway construction deal

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DUSHANBE: Tajikistan and Afghanistan have signed an agreement to construct a railway connecting to Afghanistan.

The railway project is part of project that would also connect to Gwadar port in Pakistan.

 The governments of Tajikistan and Afghanistan signed an agreement to construct a railway connecting Jaloliddin Balkhi, Jayhun-Panji Poyon (Tajikistan) and Sherkhon Bandar (Afghanistan).

The document was signed by Tajikistan’s Transport Minister Khudoyor Khudoyorzoda and the CEO of Afghanistan Railway Authority Mohammad Yamma Shams.

This document is of strategic importance for the implementation of railway projects, in particular the construction of multi-nation Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan (TAT) and China- Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Iran railway lines that will lay a solid foundation toward accessibility of Bandar Abbas and Chabahar of Iran and Gwadar ports in Pakistan.

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