Turkmenistan: North–South Railway Project

Evaluation Document | 27 December 2019

The north–south railway line comprised two parts: the northern section, from Uzen (Kazakhstan) to Bereket (Turkmenistan), is 596 km long; and the southern section, from Bereket to Gorgan (Iran) is 338.5 km long. The government requested ADB to finance only the design and installation of the power supply, signal systems, and telecommunication systems for 311 km of the northern section, from Bereket to Hazar. The project’s expected impact was increased trade between Turkmenistan and other countries in the region. Its targeted outcome was development of an efficient, safe, and reliable railway transport network in Turkmenistan with better connectivity with neighboring countries.

This report validates the completion report's assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Successful.