Asian Development Bank funds electrification of 140km railway in Uzbekistan
Thanks to the Asian Development Bank, Uzbekistan is upgrading its Soviet-era railway network, replacing old, diesel locomotives with modern electric trains.
The new railway, which is now one of the most advanced in Central Asia is promoting trade, regional connectivity, and local industry.
The Asian Development Bank provided $100 million for the electrification of a 140-km railway track between the cities of Samarkand and Karshi in the south of country.
The rail system in Uzbekistan is run by the rail company “O’zbekiston temir yo’llari” who employ over 75,000 employees and operate 6,500km of railway. In 2016 they transported 68 million tons of freight and 21.1 million passengers.