Central Asia's longest railway tunnel opened in Uzbekistan

The longest railway tunnel in Central Asia opened in Uzbekistan: Uzbekistan Railways completed the railway project combining the cities of Angren in the Tashkent Region and the Pap cities in the Namangan region. The 123,1 km long railway connects the Fergana Valley with the rest of the country.
Chinese President Shi Cinping and Uzbekistani President Islam Karimov opened the Angren-Pap railway and 19,1 km rail tunnel at the parade in the Kamchik Pass. Un This unique tunnel will be the most important port of the new China - Central Asia - Europe international transit railway corridor, ”said China's head of state.
The railway, which began in 2013, connects the Andijan, Namangan and Fergana Regions to the east of Uzbekistan where about 7 million people live.
The cost of the project, which cost 1,7 billion dollars, was provided from Uzbekistan Railway's budget and international loans. Uzbekistan has received 350 million dollars from Chinese Exim Bank under the project. Uzbekistan, China China China Tunnel Group Tunnel Group for the construction of the tunnel 455 signed an agreement.

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