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Construction work on Afghan-Turkmen railroad begins

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Construction work on Afghan-Turkmen railroad begins

Afghan-Turkmen railwayWork 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 estimated to cost USD 4bn.

The railway starts from Kaldar district of Balkh province, passing through Shiberghan city of Jawzjan province and reaching Turkmenistan through the Aqina dry port in Faryab province.

“The railway would provide job opportunities to many Afghans and strengthen economic ties between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan,” said Mr. Awzhan.

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