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Section 3 of Iran-Afghanistan rail corridor makes 80% progress

Officials from Iran have reported that 80% progress has been made in section-3 of Khwaf-Herat railroad, part of Iran-Afghanistan rail corridor. The 137-km railroad has four sections. Two of the sections (76km long) have already been completed on the Iranian

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No cargo train arrived in Hairaton from China since railroad inauguration in Sep 2016

Not a single cargo train has arrived from China at the Hairaton port ever since the railroad inauguration on September 7, 2016. The first cargo train arrived in the north of Balkh province of Afghanistan, after a 15 day journey,

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Afghanistan to be connected with Iran via railway end of this week

Afghanistan Ministry of Urban Development and Housing announced Sunday that the third phase of the Khwaf-Herat railway would be completed by the end of this week. The third phase of the railway, which is 62km long, connects Iran with Ghoriyan

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Survey of Herat-Torghundi railroad launched

Preliminary survey of the Herat-Torghundi railroad was officially launched on Thursday a total cost of USD 1.6mn, according to reports from the Governor House of Herat. Herat Governor Mohammad Asif Rahimi regarded the project as crucial for the development of

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Technical study of Herat-Torghundi railway to be completed in six months

The technical and economic study of a 200-km railway line between Torghundi and Herat City is expected to be completed in six months as per an agreement signed between Afghanistan and Canada Rail on Monday. The project is a part

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Lapis Lazuli railroad project to be completed in 3 months

The Lapis Lazuli railroad project is slated for inauguration in the next two to three months. The announcement was made by Mohammad Shakir Kargar, president’s advisor on Central Asian Affairs, during his visit to the Aqina port on the Turkmenistan

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Work on Mazar-e-Sharif railway line to begin in 6 months

At a press conference in Mazar-e-Sharif, Public Works Minister Najibullah Awzhan said work on a railroad between Balkh and Tajikistan would be launched in the next six months. The 75- km railway line between Kaldar district of Ballkh and Tajikistan

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Traders demand to extend the Afghan-Tajik railway line through Kunduz

Hundreds of traders, civil activists, youth and society elders in Kunduz protested, demanding the government to extend railway line through Kunduz province. This comes as the government has signed the contract for stretching the railway line to Tajikistan through the

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Construction work on Afghan-Turkmen railroad begins

Work on the construction of the 330km Afghanistan-Turkmenistan railway was officially launched on Sunday. Afghan Public Works Minister Najibullah Awzhan said the railway would be complete in the next two years. Funded by the Asian Development Bank, the railway is

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Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan mull over railway project

Delegations from Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan are meeting up in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, to discuss the connection routes for the railway project. The three countries’ presidents inked a trilateral framework agreement on the construction of a railroad in a tripartite meeting

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2nd phase of Hairatan-Mazar Railway to begin soon

The second phase of Hairatan-Mazar railways extending from the Naheb Abad area of Mazar-e-Sharif and running for 230km into the Aqina and Ankhoy areas of neighboring province of Faryab in the west will begin soon, said the Ministry of Public

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Iran-Herat railroad to complete this year

The 61-km railroad that links Iran with Ghoriyan district of western Herat province would be completed until the end of Afghan solar year. The infrastructure project is an Iran-funded project that was first launched in 2007, and it was due

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