Turkmenistan to carry out modernization of railways

Turkmenistan to carry out modernization of railways

Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov gave a number of recommendations on improvement of the developed program of development and reformation of the country’s railway industry in 2017-2030.

The issue was discussed at the Turkmen Cabinet of Ministers’ meeting, where Berdimuhamedov noted the importance of reconstruction and electrification of the country’s railways, bringing them in line with international standards.

Modernization of railway sections Ashgabat-Turkmenbashi and Ashgabat-Farab are planned, according to the report.

In particular, a construction project will be developed in order to organize the phased implementation of the planned work on the laying of a high-speed steel highway on the Ashgabat-Turkmenbashi section. The modernization of the locomotive fleet is also planned, Trend reports.

Turkmen president also gave specific instructions, concerning the acceleration of the construction of the Atamyrat-Ymamnazar-Akina railway and taking the necessary measures for its timely completion, to relevant officials. This is a segment of the railway project on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan (TAT) route, groundbreaking ceremony of which was held in June 2013.