North–South Railway Project


The proposed north-south railway line will improve Turkmenistan's accessibility to Kazakhstan, the Persian Gulf countries, the Russian Federation, and South Asia; and increase regional trade.

Expected Outcome

Better connectivity with neighboring countries and an efficient, safe, and reliable railway transport network in Turkmenistan

Expected Outputs

  • Signaling and telecommunications for 311 kilometers of the railway between Bereket and Buzhun
  • Capacity of the Ministry of Railway Transportation enhanced, and asset management system established and maintained

Project Types

Technical Assistance


Funding AgencyAmount (USD millions)Notes
Asian Development Bank 0.35
Government of Turkmenistan 0.05
Total 0.4