Afghanistan Plans to Build Railway Connection

15 September 2010 Wednesday, 16:33

The Afghan Government has commissioned China Metallurgical Group to conduct a feasibility study for a proposed rail link between Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan.

The study for the 700km northern railway line is expected to take 30 months to complete. The $5bn line is part of a wider plan to extend the Afghan rail network to connect Afghanistan to ports in Iran and Pakistan.

The line will be operational by 2015, according to The Times of India.

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