42533-022: Hairatan to Mazar-e-Sharif Railway Project

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The Project involves the construction of a new 75 kilometers (km) railway line between Hairatan at the border with Uzbekistan and Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan. The Project represents a first phase of a larger rail network planned across the north and other parts of the country, including links to Herat, Tajikistan, and Pakistan. It will expand the existing transport network in Afghanistan and improve substantially internal and international connectivity. The Project is part of the Transport ... Read More

Country Afghanistan
Project Number 42533-022
Type or Modality of Assistance Grant
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Closed
Approval Number Grant No. 0161
Approval Date 30 Sep 2009
Closing Date 05 Apr 2013
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 165,000
Geographical Location Hairatan to Mazar-e-Sharif
Sector Transport
Subsector Rail transport (non-urban)
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Regional integration (RCI)
Safeguard Categories Environment: B
Resettlement: B
Indigenous People: C

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