The PRC Government will allocate US$ 125 million in grant to fund a feasibility study of the Dushanbe-Kulma highway.
The Governments of Tajikistan and the People’s Republic of China signed a non-reimbursable loan agreement to engage Chinese experts to conduct a feasibility study of the Dushanbe-Kulma highway, the press office of the Lower House of the Parliament of the Republic of Tajikistan reported on October 18.
The document was signed at a meeting of the Council of the Majlisi Namoyandagon of Majlisi Oli chaired by Speaker of the Parliament Mahmadtoir Zokirzoda.
The agreement provides that 800 million Chinese yuan (about US$ 125 million) will be allocated to the construction of a number of key sections at the second stage of the Dushanbe-Kulma highway and the Kalai-Khumb-Vanch section. Financial assistance will be provided in the form of grant.
The length of the Kalai-Khumb-Vanch section is 80 kilometres. The project provides funding for the construction of a tunnel 5.2 kilometres long and 15 bridges about 600 metres long. The total length of the protective walls is 54 kilometres.
According to the Ministry of Transport, the total cost of the Dushanbe-Kulma highway project is US$ 228 million.