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Iran-Afghan railway track sets of inauguration early next year

Iran-Afghan railway track sets of inauguration early next year

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Jul 19, 2018 - 15:17

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Railway track connecting Iran and Afghanistaninfo-icon will be inaugurated early 2019, a media report said on Thursday.

The railway, dubbed Khaf-Herat, will be inaugurated by the end of this year,' IRANA quoted Kheirollah Khademi, deputy minister of roads and urban development as saying.

He also said that 391 kilometers of railway will be added to the railway network of the country during the same period.
Iranian officials, including President Hassan Rouhani, have stressed the importance of the project in boosting trade ties with neighboring countries, including Afghanistan.

Uzbekistan's First Deputy Prime Minister Achilbay Ramatov said in April that speeding up the construction of Khaf-Herat railway will make Chabahar Port in southeastern Iran and Bandar Abbas, south Iran, more accessible for shipping millions of tons of goods.

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