The feasibility study for the construction of the Tajik section of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan railway (TAT) will be completed by the end of the current year.
“This year, investments will be made in the implementation of the Tajik part of the project. At the first step, a feasibility study of the Tajik part of the Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Turkmenistan railway will be prepared by the end of this year,” Tajikistan's news agency Avesta cites Deputy Minister of Transport of Tajikistan Sukhrob Mirzozoda saying at the press conference in Dushanbe on July 17.
Mirzozoda also stressed that the Tajik part of the TAT railway line will pass through Jaloliddin Balkhi and Pyandzh districts before connecting to the city of Kunduz in Afghanistan.
He noted that the Tajik government approved the planned route in December last year and informed that the project will soon be agreed with the Afghan side.
The Presidents of the three countries signed a memorandum on the construction of the TAT railway in 2013. The Kerki-Ymamnazar-Akina railway, first stage of TAT, was comissioned in November 2016.