The reconstruction on Khwaf-Herat railway will begin after Ramadan, the Afghanistan Railway Authority (ARA) said, adding that the transportation of commodities will be conducted via this railway.
The officials said that the railway needs some repairmen and that its technical and financial affairs have been completed.
“We are trying to repair the railway of Khwaf-Herat, which connects us to Iran, after Ramadan to boost up the rate of transportation, as it has been damaged,” said Bakh Rahman Sharafat, head of the ARA.
The Chamber of Industry and Mines said that the railway will reduce the expense of transportation of commodities.
“The railway can reduce the cost of the transportation of commodities, and therefore factories can import raw materials cheaper from other countries to Afghanistan,” said Abdul Karim Azimi, head of the Chamber of Industry and Mines.
According to the ARA, the Khwaf-Herat connects Iran through Afghanistan with China.
Economists believe that the construction of the railway will be effective for the industrial sector of Herat.
“The railway has an important role in economic progression for the government,” said Meer Shikib, an economist.
The ARA said that efforts are underway to resume work on the Trans-Afghan Railway to connect Central Asia to South Asia via Afghanistan.