officials say work has begun on a railway project that will connect Uzbekistan
to Pakistan via Afghanistan.
The Uzbek railway to Afghanistan and Pakistan is the shortest route connecting Central Asia via Karachi and the ports of Gwadar and Qasim, said Mohammad Ehsan, the project’s investment manager, at a joint tripartite meeting on the project in Termez.
Uzbek-Afghanistan-Pakistan railway project costs nearly $5 billion. This
project extends through the Termez to Mazar-e-Sharif, then to Kabul and finally
to Peshawar city.
two months ago, a tripartite agreement was reached in Tashkent between
Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan to launch the project.
Termez-Mazar-e-Sharif-Kabul-Peshawar project roadmap was signed by the previous
government of Afghanistan in Tashkent in 2020 with the presence of
representatives of Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Pakistan.