The Acting Minister of Transportation, Yama Yari, on Friday, inaugurated work on the construction of Aqina-Andkhoi railway in Faryab province.
Yari said the 30-kilometer railway will connect Aqina port with Andkhoi in Turkmenistan and that the project will cost $30 million.
The 90-kilometer Aqina-Andkhoi railway starts from Karki city of Turkmenistan.
“Such projects will create jobs to residents of [Faryab] province,” he said. “I hope the project is completed on its time with the help of Faryab residents.”
The MoU for construction of the railway was signed by Afghan and Turkmen officials in February.
Yari also inaugurated a 10-kilometer railway which connects Aqina port with a station in Faryab province.