The preliminary route of the new China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway was presented at a meeting of the government of Kyrgyzstan. This was announced today, June 29, according to Podrobno.uz.
According to the agency, during the meeting, the Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic Erkinbek Osoev presented information on the construction of the railway line. He outlined a preliminary route for the construction of a road that could run through three key points: Torugart – Makmal – Jalal-Abad. The development of an appropriate feasibility study for the project will be completed in December this year.
“The China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway construction project is a unique project, the implementation of which we attach special priority to. The relevant state bodies need to carry out the necessary preparatory work in due time,” said the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Akylbek Zhaparov.
The new highway is designed to connect the railways of the three countries and further the Persian Gulf states and Turkey with the European railway network.
According to experts, the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway will not only create the southern corridor of the Second Continental Transport Bridge, but will also open up new markets for products for manufacturers of the three countries.
According to the preliminary parameters of the project, the shortening of the route from East Asia to the countries of the Middle East and Southern Europe will be about 900 kilometers, and the time will be reduced by 7-8 days. In addition, the construction will ensure the development of the transport infrastructure of the countries of Central Asia, provide them with convenient access to the ports of the Persian Gulf and the Pacific Ocean, and provide incentives for the development and use of natural resources in the countries of the region.