On 15 January 2020 the Afghan parliament approved a €65m long-term loan from Italy for the Rabat Beryan to Herat airport section of the Khaf – Herat railway project. The 40-year loan with a 29 year grace period will be paid in installments of €40m, €40m and €25m, and no interest will be charged.
The route from Robat Paryan/Rabat Pariyan to the Herat (هرات) industrial area and airport forms the ~20 km Stage 4 Phase 2 of the Iran to Herat railway.
#DYK that the Italian Government invests in a holistic #infrastructure and #connectivity program in the #Herat region (roads, railways and airport) for the sustainable socio-economic #development of western #Afghanistan?
— Italy in Afghanistan (@italyinafg) June 22, 2019
Italy is financing the fourth phase of the #Herat – #Khaf railway. Connectivity is crucial for economic growth of #Afghanistan and for progress towards self sustainability.@cooperazione_it @aics_it @ItalyMFA https://t.co/oJ5LoLekH2
— Italy in Afghanistan (@italyinafg) April 13, 2019