||Hairatan to Mazar-e-Sharif railway development project : initial environmental examination.
||[Manila?] : Asian Development Bank (ADB), 2009.
||23 p. : ill., charts ; 30 cm.
“Document stage: final.”
“Project number: 42533.”
“Asian Development Bank (ADB)”.
“Environmental Assessment Report.”
Bound with: "Short land acquisition and resettlement plan" (September 2009, 16 p.).
Summary: “Afghanistan has a number of road and rail connections with neighboring countries. There are eight major road connections with neighboring countries which connect with Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. All are in poor condition except for the Herat-Islam Qala and Kunduz-Shirkhan Bandar routes. Others are currently under rehabilitation or about to be rehabilitated. Three possible regional railways can be developed, these are the Peshawar to Kandahar route, the Sangan border (Iran) to Heart route and the Termez (Uzbekistan) to Hairatan route. The railway line between Sangan and Herat is currently under construction. The extension of railway line from Hairatan to Mazar-e-Sharif is a top priority of the Afghan government and also fits with the 2009–2013 ADB's Country Partnership Strategy that places development of national roads and railways as priority. This project will fund the construction of the Hairatan – Mazar-e-Sharif line. At present the Uzbekistan Afghanistan rail link ends at the Hairatan terminus. Constructing a new link to Mazar-e-Sharif with possible extension to Herat will remove physical constraints and create alternative competitive routes for trade between Afghanistan and its neighbors and also third countries. The railway link is part of the CAREC Program and fits with Transport Corridors 3 and 6 which connects Central Asia to South Asia, to the Caucasuses and to the Middle East. This Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) presents the environmental assessment of the Project. The IEE has been prepared through reviewing existing reports, data analysis, and reviewing impact of other similar projects in other Asian countries.”—(Introduction).
||Railroads – Afghanistan – Planning.
Railroads – Afghanistan – Balkh – Planning.
||http://www.adb.org/Documents/Environment/AFG/42533/42533-AFG-IEE.pdf (accessed 30 November 2010)
||Second document at: http://www.adb.org/Documents/Resettlement_Plans/AFG/42533/42533-AFG-LARP.pdf