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  • Inauguration of the railway from Aqina on the Turkmenistan border to Andkhoy in Afghanistan.
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    Railway opening forges ‘bonds of friendship’ between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan

    2021-01-14T14:44:00Z

    AFGHANISTAN: ‘Those who thought that building a network of railways in Afghanistan was impossible need to reconsider their perspective’, said President Ashraf Ghani during the inauguration of the line from Aqina on the Turkmen border to the northern town of Andkhoy on January 14. ...

  • CNR Dalian electric locomotive for Uzbekistan.
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    Central Asia transport strategy for 2030

    2020-03-10T06:01:00Z

    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. ...

  • President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has signed an order establishing a Ministry of Industry & Communication.
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    Turkmenistan combines transport ministries

    2019-02-07T13:00:00Z

    TURKMENISTAN: President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has signed an order establishing a Ministry of Industry & Communication. This brings together the formerly separate ministries of industry, railways, motor transport and communications, as well as the state’s maritime, river and air transport services. The former ministries are now sector agencies within the ...

  • A memorandum of understanding has been signed for the development of the freight terminal at Aqina on the Afghanistan-Turkmenistan border.
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    Afghan railway terminal expansion MoU signed

    2018-11-15T09:00:00Z

    AFGHANISTAN: A memorandum of understanding for the development of the freight terminal at Aqina on the Afghan-Turkmenistan border, including the construction of 10 track-km of main line and sidings, was signed by the Afghanistan Railway Authority and Turkmenistan’s Ministry of Railways in Ashgabat on November 2. The MoU has six ...

  • A ceremony to mark the completion of work to upgrade the 13 km rail link between Serhetabat in Turkmenistan and Towraghondi in Afghanistan took place on February 23.
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    Turkmenistan – Afghanistan railway modernised

    2018-02-26T15:11:46Z

    ASIA: A ceremony to mark the completion of work to upgrade the 13 km rail link between Serhetabat in southern Turkmenistan and Towraghondi in northern Afghanistan took place on February 23. This formed part of a pair of ceremonies which were held in Turkmenistan and Afghanistan to mark the completion ...

  • A locomotive depot has been opened at Bereket.
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    Turkmenistan opens loco depot for Kazakhstan – Iran corridor

    2017-10-25T14:00:48Z

    TURKMENISTAN: A locomotive depot has been opened at Bereket where the north–south corridor between Kazakhstan and Iran meets the east–west Ashgabat – Bereket – Turkmenbashi route. Government officials, staff representatives, elders and young people attended the inauguration celebrations, which included a message from President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov as well as musical ...

  • An 88 km railway from Atamyrat in Turkmenistan to the Ymamnazar border crossing and Akina in Afghanistan was opened by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President Ashraf Ghani.
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    Afghanistan and Turkmenistan open Lapis Lazuli railway

    2016-11-28T10:20:00Z

    ASIA: A line running 85 km from Atamyrat in Turkmenistan to the Ymamnazar border crossing point and 3 km onwards to Afghanistan’s border facilities at Akina was officially opened by Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani who ceremonially tightened a golden bolt on November 28. The 1 ...

  • The line was officially inaugurated by the presidents of Turkmenistan, Iran and Kazakhstan on December 3 2015.
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    Huawei awarded Turkmenistan GSM-R contract

    2015-07-05T05:00:00Z

    TURKMENISTAN: The Ministry of Railway Transport has awarded Huawei a contract to supply GSM-R for the 265 km line from Bereket to Ak Yayla on the Iranian border. The line was officially inaugurated by the presidents of Turkmenistan, Iran and Kazakhstan on December 3 last year. The scope of ...

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    Iran – Turkmenistan – Kazakhstan rail link inaugurated

    2014-12-04T11:27:00Z

    ASIA: The final link in the north-south railway corridor connecting Iran, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan was officially inaugurated on December 3, in a ceremony attended by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov and his counterparts Hassan Rohani of Iran and Nursultan Nazarbaev of Kazakhstan. The celebrations at Incheh Borun on the border between ...

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    Huawei awarded north–south line GSM-R contract

    2014-06-12T10:17:00Z

    TURKMENISTAN: Huawei has been awarded a contract to supply GSM-R for the 133 km Buzhun – Serhetyaka and 23 km Bereket – Chilmammet sections of the north-south railway which is under construction to link Uzen in Kazakhstan with Bereket and Etrek in Turkmenistan and Gorgan in Iran. Huawei has ...

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    Three presidents launch construction of international rail link

    2013-06-06T07:41:00Z

    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 ...

  • Inauguration of the railway from Gorgan to Incheh Borun on Iran's border with Turkmenistan.
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    Iran inaugurates railway to border with Turkmenistan

    2013-05-31T10:27:00Z

    IRAN: President Ahmadinejad and Minister of Roads & Urban Development Ali Nikzad attended an event on May 27 to ceremonially inaugurate an 80 km railway linking the northern city of Gorgan with Incheh Borun on the border with Turkmenistan. The standard gauge line forms part of the Kazakhstan - Turkmenistan ...

  • Presidents Berdimuhamedov and Nazarbayev tightened the final bolts to complete the Turkmenistan - Kazakhstan rail link.
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    Presidents open Kazakhstan to Turkmenistan rail link

    2013-05-13T14:04:00Z

    ASIA: President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov of Turkmenistan and his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev wielded a pair of golden spanners to ceremonially tighten the final bolts to complete a rail link across the border between their countries on May 11. Built by Kazakh national railway KTZ and local contractors at a cost ...

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    Three countries agree rail link co-ordination

    2013-04-25T06:00:00Z

    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 ...

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    Huawei wins Turkmenistan Railways telecoms contract

    2012-11-19T05:00:00Z

    TURKMENISTAN: Huawei has been awarded a contract to supply telecoms for the 288 km Chilmammet - Buzhun section of the north-south rail corridor which is under construction to link Kazakhstan and Iran. The Chinese firm will work with ASPMK-519 and KEC International. The scope of the contract includes provision of ...

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    Huawei wins Ashgabat – Turkmenbashi GSM-R contract

    2012-09-20T10:52:00Z

    TURKMENISTAN: Huawei announced on September 18 that it had been awarded a contract to supply GSM-R, SDH, data communications and telephone systems for an upgrade of the Ashgabat – Bereket – Turkmenbashi route. The contract has been awarded by Jiangsu Guotai, general contractor for the telecommunications upgrade. To provide voice ...