Railway Development Study


The technical assistance (TA) will carry out technical, social, environmental, financial, and economic assessments for two major routes: (i) from Hairatan at the border with Uzbekistan to Herat in the west via Mazar-e-Sharif, and (ii) from Shirkhan Bendar at the border with Tajikistan via Kunduz to Naibabad joining Mazar-e-Sharif to Herat.

Expected Outcome

Development of an affordable, safe, efficient, and sustainable railway system in the northern region of Afghanistan

Expected Outputs

Study on railway development in the northern part of Afghanistan undertaken

Project Types

Technical Assistance


Funding AgencyAmount (USD millions)Notes
Asian Development Bank 1.2
Government of Afghanistan 0.06
Asian Development Bank 0.7 Supplementary, approved 2010
Government of Afghanistan 0.04 2010
Total 2