KABUL: The second meeting of Tri-partite coordination group of Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan on implementation of railway project of three countries was organized in Tajikistan capital, Dushanbe, reported the office of MoFA spokesman to BNA adding that in the second meeting of joint coordination group, discussion took place on implementation of railway project.
In this meeting, the Afghan delegation led by Deputy of MoPW Noor Gul Mangal, first deputy minister of Transportation of Tajikistan Ganjalzadah and deputy minister of transport and railway of Turkmenistan Geldiyov as well as representatives of foreign affairs ministries of the three countries had attended.
Based on note of understand dated 20 March 2013 among leaders of Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan these meetings focus at technical level on seeking solution and its implementation.
In this meeting the course of Atamorad, Emamnazar, Aqinah, Andkhoy, Sheberghan, Mazar-i-Sharif, Khulm, Kunduz, Panj-e-Payan, Kalkhozabad in a length of 635 km as the main course and the suggested course of Tajikistan Beshkint, Kaldar, Hairatan, Qybindak, junction 161 of the Republic of Turkmenistan in a light of 160 km as a sub course of the project on the condition that the sub course may not damage the main course and the work of both courses start simultaneously, were confirmed. This railway is not only important for transportation and transit connection but also affects connection of bazaars and cities of the three countries and public economic services. The Tri-partite railway is one of the big regional infrastructural projects which was recommended in the 5th Regional Economic Cooperation conference in 2012. The Kabul Times