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Termez-Kabul-Peshawar railway initiative work to begin soon

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KABUL: The Uzbek Foreign Ministry has announced that the initial work for the extension of the Termez-Mazar-e-Sharif and Mazar-e-Sharif-Peshawar railway lines will be soon started.
Vladimir Nurov, the Uzbek foreign minister who was speaking to Turkish and Azeri officials, on Tuesday, stressed that this railway line will be built soon.
After returning from his recent visit to Tashkent, acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Amir Khan Muttaqi has mentioned the start of the railway line extension project and said that he had discussed with the Uzbek authorities on the start of construction work of the railway line.
Meanwhile, Pakistani envoy to Afghanistan, Mohammad Sadiq Khan has informed that Uzbekistan, Pakistan, and Afghanistan have started the practical steps to initiate the Trans-Afghan railway line to establish rail connections between Kabul and Peshawar.
The construction of this railway line is said to be an infrastructure project not only for Afghanistan but also for the region.
The railway line project connects Central Asia to South Asia through Afghanistan and the countries of Central Asia and Afghanistan through the railway to the water ports of Pakistan and other countries.
Afghanistan is the only country that has the least number of railway lines, except for the construction of the Afghan-Trans project, which will play a much more important role in connecting the countries of the region.
The estimated value of the “Termez-Mazar-e-Sharif-Kabul-Peshawar” railway project is equivalent to $5 billion, which is 720 km long.
The Afghan rail network from Mazar-e Sharif to Kabul and then to Jalalabad province, where the railway would cross the Torkham border and run into Pakistan via Peshawar. The Kabul Times

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