Feasibility Study for the Northern Afghanistan Railway

Feasibility Study for the Northern Afghanistan Railway

Economic and financial feasibility study for the construction of a 600km rail link

Economic and financial feasibility study including traffic, engineering, hydrological, geotechnical, environmental, social surveys, optimization, preliminary designs, cost estimates, economic and financial assessment and analysis, bidding and procurement support and institutional development support for the Northern Afghanistan Railway network.

Consultancy services providing assessment of feasible options for the construction of a 600km rail link from:

  • Mazar-e-Sharif through Sheberghan and Andkhoy to Aqina
  • Mazar-e-Sharif to the border with Tajikistan
  • Links to Amu Darya Oil blocks
  • Herat to Torghundi to the Turkeménistan border

Provide a broad overview of possible options for rail transportation of goods and passengers on the lines under study; define forecasts of potential traffic.

Project worth over 8 million US$ including a survey of hydrological review; geotechnical studies and detailed surveying of viable routes; identification of various technical options for the railway construction; preliminary designs; technical solution at the lowest cost, assessment of technical viability, economic feasibility and financial viability of various alternative routes; social impacts study (ERS), Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA); assist the client with the procurement process and the Government with the tendering process, institutional development and capacity improvement.

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