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Khaf-Herat-China railway, a transition opportunity to geo-economic situation
Gholamheidar Ebrahimbay Salami *
Faculty of Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran , gsalami@ut.ac.ir
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Aims And Backgrounds Of This research is to investigate and analysis how the international rail network is being developed and expanded from Iran to Afghanistan and China, either directly or through Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, which can facilitate transport and cultural links with Europe and the Western world. Construction of a railway from Khawaf in eastern Iran to Herat, Afghanistan, and the creation of the Herat Railway Corridor to Kashgar, China are the main focus of this article. When this strategic plan is completed and implemented, it provides a good framework for infrastructure development, economic investment, especially mining, interaction and exchange between countries. And the geopolitical and geostrategic position of this land makes it a geoeconomic situation.
Methodology In this research, based on qualitative method and a combination of historical and documentary methods has been used.
The Findings The findings show that despite the important functions of threats and challenges to this strategic plan are:
  1. Delays by the Iranian government in completing the Khaf to Herat railway.
  2. Possibility of Russian railway extension from Mazar-e-Sharif to Herat and Kabul following the construction of a newly constructed railway from the Heiratan area on the Uzbekistan border to Mazari Sharif
  3. Possibility of extension of Indian subcontinent railway from Spin Boldak Pakistan to Kandahar Afghanistan and weakening Herat geoeconomic situation in near future.
Conclusion : Any neglect of the railway construction on the Khaf route to Kashgar will result in irreparable international losses for European countries, China and the countries of the region, especially Iran and Afghanistan in the future.
Keywords: Khaf-Herat railway, Herat-Kashgar corridor, Silk road, Khaf to Kashgar, geo-economic situation.
     
Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Regional Planning
Received: 2019/07/9 | Accepted: 2019/08/5 | Published: 2019/09/7
* Corresponding Author Address: no.172, 2 floor, shirazi st. mollasadra st. tehran. iran
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