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Electrification and extension to boost Central Asian connections
ASIA: The Asian Development Bank has approved funding for electrification in Uzbekistan and construction of a 225 km line in northern Afghanistan.

...The routes form part of Central Asia Regional Economic Co-operation Corridor 6, which crosses Uzbekistan from Keres on the Kazakh border to Termez on the Afghan border. According to ADB, the line carries 10 million tonnes of freight a year, but capacity is limited by the use of diesel locomotives which are only able to haul short and slow trains on steeply-graded sections. Traffic includes supplies being delivered to international forces in Afghanistan through the Northern Distribution Network.

On September 20 ADB approved a US$754m multi-tranche package of transport assistance for Afghanistan. This includes rehabilitation of 578 km of roads, and the extension of the recently-completed 75 km Termez - Mazar-i-Sharif railway by 225 km west to Andkhoy...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Sep 30th, 2011 at 02:30:27 PM EST
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