The heads of Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan will send a joint request to attract funds to the US Financial Corporation for International Development and other international financial institutions for the construction of the Mazar-i-Sharif-Kabul railway.
This follows from the decree of Uzbekistan’s president on expanding economic cooperation with Afghanistan.
According to the decree, in December, the ministers of transport of Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan will hold negotiations on an operational study and selection of the most economically profitable direction of the Trans-Afghan railway.
The preparation of project documents will be completed until June 2021 and the construction of the railway is scheduled to begin in September next year.
This railway line will provide Uzbekistan with access to the seaports of Pakistan.
In October, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan agreed to jointly attract international financing for the implementation of transport projects in Central Asia. (Trend/Business World Magazine)