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  • The Vahdat – Yovon railway completes a 119 km link between Dushanbe and Qurghonteppa.

    Tajikistan urban rail study commissioned


    TAJIKISTAN: Studies for the development and operation of urban rail services in Tajikistan are to be undertaken by South Korea’s state-owned railway construction organisation Korea National Railway in partnership with Woosong University and Daehan Consultants. This will include a survey of the current status of the ...

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    Six policy reforms to strengthen railways in Central Asia


    ASIA: An Asian Development Bank assessment of the state of railways in the 11 countries of the Central Asia Regional Economic Co-operation Programme has set out six reforms that ADB believes are needed to make rail more efficient and financially sustainable. The CAREC area covers Afghanistan, ...

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    Central Asia transport strategy for 2030


    ASIA: The Central Asia Regional Economic Co-operation programme has published its Transport Strategy 2030, building on lessons learned from the Transport & Trade Facilitation Strategy 2020. According to CAREC, 1 800 km of railway was built in the period covered by that strategy. ...

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    EBRD finances Dushanbe trolleybus infrastructure modernisation


    TAJIKISTAN: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development has allocated US$8m for the repair and upgrading of traction substations, feeder cable network and the overhead electrification equipment on the Dushanbe trolleybus network. The financing package comprises a US$5·2m state-backed loan and a US$2·8m grant. The capital’s seven ...

  • Belkommunmash has announced that Dushanbe’s trolleybus order is to be increased from 100 to a total of 150 vehicles.
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    Dushanbe trolleybus order increased


    TAJIKISTAN: Belarusian manufacturer Belkommunmash has announced that Dushanbe’s trolleybus order is to be increased from 100 to a total of 150 vehicles. The orders have been placed as part of the Dushanbe public transport sustainable development programme which is backed by the EBRD. The first four of the 32100D ...

  • Asian Development Bank has awarded a US$2m grant to support CAREC railway development (Photo: ADB).

    ADB grant to help CAREC countries move from landlocked to land-linked


    ASIA: The Asian Development Bank has awarded a US$2m regional technical assistance grant to support the development of railway strategies and institutional capabilities in the Central Asia Regional Economic Co-operation countries. CAREC comprises Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan and six multilateral institutions. ...

  • Design work has been completed from a link from Tajikistan's rail network to Sher Khan Bandar in Afghanistan.

    Tajikistan – Afghanistan railway construction could start this year


    ASIA: Design work has been completed and Tajikistan could begin construction of a cross-border rail link to Afghanistan by end of 2018, the Afghanistan Railway Authority said on July 16. An ARA team led by Chief Executive Mohammad Yamma Shams recently travelled to Tajikistan to discuss the project, and technical ...

  • The railway between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan via Ghalaba and Amuzang has been officially reopened (Photo: UTY).

    Uzbekistan – Tajikistan rail link reopens


    ASIA: The cross-border railway between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan via Ghalaba and Amuzang on the north bank of the River Amu Darya was officially reopened with a ceremony on March 9. The event was held during a state visit by Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rakhmon, and the ...

  • The 41 km Vahdat – Yovon railway was inaugurated by President Emomali Rahmon on August 24.

    Inauguration connects Tajik rail networks


    TAJIKISTAN: The 40·7 km Vahdat – Yovon railway was inaugurated by President Emomali Rahmon on August 24, completing a 119 km link between the capital Dushanbe and the southern city of Qurghonteppa. The new route links Tajikistan’s central and southern rail lines, which were previously only connected via a circuitous ...

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    Three presidents launch construction of international rail link


    TURKMENISTAN: President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was joined by his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai and Tajikistan’s Emomali Rahmon in Atamyrat on June 5 for a ceremony to launch construction of the first phase of a railway planned to link the three countries. A time capsule containing a letter ‘addressed to posterity’ by ...

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    Three countries agree rail link co-ordination


    ASIA: The first meeting of a working group to co-ordinate the construction of railway branches from Turkmenistan and Tajikistan into Afghanistan and a line linking them through northern Afghanistan was held on April 18. This follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding by the presidents of the three countries ...

  • Rohee Ohani Tojikiston has taken delivery of new coaches from Kriukov Car Building Works.

    Coaches handed over in Dushanbe


    TAJIKISTAN: A ceremony in Dushanbe on December 25 marked the formal handover of national railway Rohee Ohani Tojikiston's first new coaches since the country's independence more than 20 years ago. The 15 coaches including a restaurant car were ordered from Ukrainian manufacturer Kriukov Car Building Works. Similar to vehicles previously ...

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    Tajiks to fund rail expansion


    THE GOVERMENT of Tajikistan announced at the end of July that it was to boost funding for the state rail network. TJD will be awarded an additional 600000 somonis for development this year, and 11·3m to pay off debts owed to neighbouring Uzbekistan Railways, which currently provides the only links ...