Tashkent to host trilateral talks on the construction of Mazar-i-Sharif – Kabul – Peshawar railway

01.02.2021 11:01

TASHKENT, February 1. /“Dunyo” IA/. On 2 February, Tashkent will host Uzbekistan – Afghanistan – Pakistan talks with the participation of heads of key international financial institutions on the implementation of the Mazar-i-Sharif – Kabul – Peshawar railway construction project, reports “Dunyo” IA correspondent.

Uzbekistan delegation will be led by the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade Sardor Umurzakov, Afghanistan – Minister of Foreign Affairs Haneef Atmar, Pakistan – Adviser to the Prime Minister Abdul Razak Dawood.

According to Uzbekistan MIFT, the leadership of the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Investment Bank, Islamic Development Bank, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation expressed high interest in the joint implementation of the project.

Following the multilateral talks in Tashkent, it is planned to adopt a joint Action Plan for the construction of Mazar-i-Sharif – Kabul – Peshawar railway, which provides for the organization of a joint international expedition to trace the route of the future railway, conduct geodetic, hydrogeological and topographic studies. The parties will also agree on the development of a preliminary feasibility study for the project, mechanisms for financing pre-project research and the earliest possible start of the railway construction.

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