The Afghanistan Railway Authority (ARA) said that with the start of activity on the Khawaf-Herat Railway, work will be provided for nearly 5 thousand people.
(ARA) said that transportation of materials on this railway will start in one month.
According to the railway authority, the Iranian Railway Technical Group has taken responsibility for the reconstruction and elimination of the technical problems of this road.
“With the start of the activity on the Khawaf-Herat Railway, five thousand Afghans will find jobs and we hope that this work should begin in Hamal (a month away) and the ARA has prepared for the arrival of the rail,” said Abdulsami Durani, spokesmen for ARA.
Economists said that Khawaf-Herat has an important role in the country’s economic development.
“Khawaf-Herat railway will shorten the way for exports and imports, and create diversity in transit options,” said Sakhi Ahmad Payman, deputy of the Chamber of the Industry and Mines.
“It’s the cheapest way after sea transportation and has an important value for a country as landlocked as Afghanistan,” said Azrakhsh Hafizi, an economist.
“Khawaf-Herat is a good achievement and a positive step for traders,” said Basir Taraki, an economist.