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NEWS AND EVENTS
January 29, 2015
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The decision to build a new railway \"Angren-Pap\" was announced by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on April 26, 2013 during the extraordinary session of the Council of deputies of Andijan region. On June 18 of that year, the head of state issued a decree \"On measures to organize the construction of an electrified railway line\" Angren - Pap \", which identified the sources of financing, the list of customers, design and contracting companies. At that SJSRC \"Uzbekistan Railways\" was defined as an executive body of the project.

The grand-scale project aims to complete the formation of a unified network of railways in Uzbekistan, creation of a new international transit railway corridor \"China-Central Asia to Europe.\" This is important in terms of creating favorable conditions for further comprehensive economic and social development of the regions of the Ferghana Valley.

The uniqueness of the new railway line is that it passes through the mountain pass Kamchik at a height of more than 2.2 thousand meters above sea level.

An important part of the steel track will be a 19-kilometer tunnel. More than 1,000 professionals of China Railway Tunnel Group are involved in the project, as well as attracted over 3,000 railway workers of Uzbekistan.

Together, they have already concreted 7.3 km.of tunnel, hereby using the most modern technology.

The total length of the new railway line will be 123.1 km. In addition to the tunnel there, will be erect 285 artificial objects, 22 bridges, 6 viaducts. Planned to build six railway stations and 2 terminals.

Construction work will be carried out until the end of this year, and construction of all related infrastructure is going to be completed next year.

Three regions with the rest of the country at present are connected through the air transport and highways.

(Source: UzReport.uz)


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