Uzbekistan and Afghanistan are planning to sign an agreement on the construction of a power transmission line in early December.
Turkmenistan has started the construction of a new railway line from the Turkmen station Serhetabat to the Afghan city of Turgundy, Trend quoted the Turkmen Dovlet Habarlary state news agency as reporting on Nov. 30.
Officials have warned that smugglers are continuing to pillage Afghanistan’s largest marble mine, with their proceeds helping fund local Taliban groups.
The third ship carrying complimentary wheat from India to Afghanistan docks in southeastern Chabahar port in Iran on Saturday.
Turkmen parliament ratified the agreement on transit and transport cooperation (“Lapis Lazuli”) on Saturday, which was signed in mid-November.
Afghanistan will be getting around USD 223 million in aid from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) over the next five years to improve the living condition in the country.
Turkmenistan and Afghanistan held talks on cooperation in the fields of energy and communications, the Turkmen government said in a message Nov. 25.
Turkmen state media reported that the country’s energy industry is working to boost electricity supplies to Afghanistan.
Pakistan officials say the country doesn’t see the trade endeavour between Iran, Afghanistan and India through Iranian Chabahar port as an alliance against Pakistan and CPEC.
According to Turkmenistan media outlets, the country is providing at least 75 percent of all cargo arriving to Afghanistan via railway and it is intending to boost further the trend.