Hairatan to Mazar-e-Sharif Railway Project

Hairatan to Mazar-e-Sharif Railway Project

Locations

Type

Rail

Status

Completed

Total Reported Cost

170.0 million USD

Initiatives

Start Date

Sept. 2009

Start of Construction

Jan. 2010

Planned Completion Date

Nov. 2010

Funders

Source(s) Amount
165,000,000 USD
5,000,000 USD

Description

The Hairatan to Mazar-e-Sharif Railway Project links Afghanistan's northern Balkh Province to the Uzbekistan border, where it connects with Uzbekistan's railway network. Operated by the state-owned Uzbekistan Railways (Uzbek Temir Yollari), the Hairatan to Mazar-e-Sharif railway is only one of two railways ever built in Afghanistan, the first of which was constructed nearly a century ago in the early 1920s.