The Tajik authorities will allocate about $227 million for the construction and reconstruction of a road in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO) in the east of the republic. This, according to TASS, was stated by the President of the Republic Emomali Rahmon during a meeting with residents of the region. The road is expected to be used as part of a transport corridor between China and European countries.
“The road section has a length of 109 km and after a complete reconstruction it will be reduced by 17 km. As a result, there will be 92 km of a modern road that meets all international standards. The amount of the project is 2.5 billion somoni (about 227 million dollars – approx.),” said President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon.
At the same time, he stressed that the construction of the highway from Darvaz to Rushan district is already underway.
“The construction of this road is of great importance not only for the population of the region, but in the near future it will be used as a transit economic corridor “China – Tajikistan – northern Afghanistan” and “China-Tajikistan-Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan-Iran-Turkey-Europe”, added the head of state.
Emomali Rahmon also clarified that for the operation of transport corridors, the Government of the republic decided to build a number of roads: from the village of Rushan to the village of Varshez in the Shugnan region of GBAO, 235 km long and from Varshez to the Kulma/Karasu checkpoint on the border with China, about 300 km.
As it has recently become known, some of these works will be financed by China. In particular, the PRC is an example of participation in the construction of a road to the Kulma/Karasu checkpoint, as well as in the reconstruction of the border crossing itself.
“The work on the design of these roads has been fully completed. … Thanks to the organization of transport corridors, transit and tourism opportunities in GBAO will increase several times,” the President of Tajikistan summed up.
We also add that earlier, in October last year, the head of the Ministry of Transport of the Republic, Azim Ibrogim, said that work was underway to open a multimodal transport corridor from Tajikistan to Turkey, which was subsequently planned to be connected to China.
Source: Trans News