Project Details
Hairatan to Mazar-e-Sharif Railway Development Program
Country:Afghanistan
Sector:Transport
Summary:The project covers
  • construction of a 75-kilometer (km) railway line with associated support infrastructure and facilities such as an upgraded marshaling yard and railway station at Hairatan, railway station and transshipment facilities at Mazar-e-Sharif, signaling and telecommunication systems, and safety facilities; and
  • institutional development comprising project management, construction supervision, and institutional support.
Expected Outcome:The project will increase economic growth and trade between Afghanistan and the region due to a more efficient, safe, and sustainable railway transport network. Increased transport volumes will also reduce transport costs.
Expected Outputs:
  • A new 75 km railway line with upgraded stations, transshipment facilities, signaling and telecommunication systems, and safety facilities; and
  • improved institutional capacity in project management and construction supervision.
Date Approved:2009
Status:Completed
Expected Completion:2011
Funding Type:Grant
Funding Amount:Asian Development Bank: $165 million
Government of Afghanistan: $5 million
Links/Documents:ADB Project Page