Modernization of the railway network in the eastern part of Uzbekistan

The modernization of the railway network in the eastern part of Uzbekistan is stimulating economic growth in the Fergana Valley. For these purposes, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide a loan of $ 121 million to Uzbekistan, reports railway magazine «Railway Supply» referring the  Economist.

Modernization of the railway network

This loan will continue ADB’s $80 million financing to assist in the electrification of the railroad between Pap, Namangan and Andijan in the Fergana Valley (145 km of railroad tracks) approved in 2017.

“The project will increase the attractiveness of railways as an environmentally friendly, reliable and affordable mode of transport for the people of Uzbekistan,” said Ko Sakamoto, ADB’s Chief Transport Specialist for Central and West Asia.

Uzbekistan Railways (O’zbekiston temir yo’llari) is the operator of the railway network, which operates the railways in Uzbekistan, as well as the Tashkent Metro.

  • The total deployed length of the main tracks (as of January 1, 2019) – 6950 kilometers;
  • Electrified railways – 2,500 kilometers;
  • Number of employees – 91 thousand people;
  • The annual freight turnover of the railroad is about 25% of the total freight turnover of all types of transport in the country (in 2015, the total freight turnover of all types of transport in Uzbekistan was 88.9 billion t-km, the railway of Uzbekistan was 22.9 billion t-km).

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