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Afghan-Pak-Uzbek railway officials meet in Tashkent

KABUL: Officials of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan railway administration held a tripartite meeting in Tashkent, to discuss investment in the Afghan trans project, the Afghan RailwayAuthority (ARA) said in a statement Saturday. The sides resolved to start practical work on the project after correcting and completing the attraction plan of investment, the statement said. As planned, the rail route will pass through Termiz, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan’s Mazar-i-Sharif and Logar provinces, and culminate in Pakistan via the Kharlachi border crossing in the Kurram tribal district near the Afghan border, the statement added. The line will facilitate passenger and freight services, and “would contribute to regional trade and economic growth. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2027, and trains could carry goods up to 15 million tons a year by 2030. The 760-kilometer (472- mile) railroad is expected to reduce delivery times of cargo between Uzbekistan and Pakistan by about five days, aside from reducing the cost of goods transport by at least 40%, according to estimates. The Kabul Times

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.