November 28, 2016

Turkmenistan - Afghanistan railway opens

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THE president of Turkmenistan Mr Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow and his Afghan counterpart Mr Ashraf Ghani attended a ceremony at the Immamnazar border crossing on November 28 to mark the opening of a new rail link between the two countries.

Construction began on the 88km line from Atamyrat in Turkmenistan to Akina in Afghanistan in June 2013 and the line includes a 3km section in Afghan territory.

The line will ultimately form part of the of the Turkmenistan – Afghanistan – Uzbekistan railway, which will link Atamyrat with Panj in Turkmenistan via Andkhoy, Mazar-e-Sharif, and Kunduz in Afghanistan.

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