Uzbekistan & Pakistan To Review Termez-Mazar-i-Sharif-Kabul-Peshawar Railway Project

Friday, 06/14/2024

Ilhom Mahkamov, Uzbekistan's Minister of Transport, met Ahmed Farooq, Pakistan's Ambassador to Uzbekistan, to discuss the Termez-Mazar-i-Sharif-Kabul-Peshawar railway project.

This transportation corridor is expected to connect Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Russia with India and Europe.

On Friday, Trend News reported that the Uzbek Transport Minister emphasised on the development of cooperation between the two countries in the field of transportation during his meeting with the Pakistani ambassador and agreed to further discuss and review the project.

In February 2021, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, and Afghanistan signed a roadmap for the construction of the Termez-Mazar-i-Sharif-Kabul-Peshawar railway.

Following the agreement on this project by the three countries, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the previous Afghan government announced that the Asian Development Bank, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the Islamic Development Bank, the US Embassy in Uzbekistan, and several other organisations had expressed their readiness to finance the project.

According to the project's roadmap, the 650-kilometre railway line will connect Termez, Mazar-i-Sharif, Kabul, and Peshawar.

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