Construction of China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Railway to Begin This Year

Thu Mar 07 2024
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BISHKEK: Kyrgyzstan on Thursday said that negotiations for the construction of the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway is in the final stage in Beijing. 

Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Akylbek Japarov, during a board meeting at the Ministry of Education and Science, announced the significant progress on the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway project. 

Japarov said that the construction on the project will commence this year, estimating the cost of the railway construction on Kyrgyzstan’s territory to be between $7-8 billion.

He expressed confidence in overcoming previous obstacles, citing the completion of all feasibility studies and the near completion of negotiations.

Furthermore, Japarov highlighted advancements in the construction of the first stage of the Kambar-Ata-1 Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP), which is also set to be completed this year. He emphasized Kyrgyzstan’s self-reliance in building access roads, construction camps, bridges, and tunnels, with full support from the World Bank for the project.

Moreover, Japarov mentioned the ongoing construction of 50 small hydropower plants and the upcoming launch of solar and wind power plants within the year.

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