PORTS

Port of Aqina which is located in the border with the neighbor country Turkmenistan is in distance of 35 km of Andkhoy city; it’s one of the most important ports in the arena of managing business relations of our country with Asian, and Europe countries and it’s a resource of incomes. Border Space line between these two countries in the year of 1887 a.d from the agents of USSR country Great Britain and Afghanistan was avowed with the barbed wire and other different signs and in some places concrete walls decorated with the flags of two countries… 

The Port of entry at Shir Khan Bandar in Kunduz Province of Afghanistan, near the border is with Tajikistan. Shir Khan Bandar is a border town and a port in the Kunduz Province of Afghanistan, next to the Panj River near the border with Tajikistan. Its old name was Qezel Qal'eh. It was renamed after Shir Khan Nashir, Khan of the Kharoti tribe, and governor of the Kunduz region in the 1930s.

Hairatan port is a small city located to the border between Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. This city is located in the north of Balkh province and is one of the necessary business ports of Afghanistan. Border line between these two countries is Ammo River. In the year of 1982 bridge of Dosti between mentioned countries was built by the USSR Soviet that links Afghanistan with the Middle East countries china and Russia. Hairatan route was the safest business way in Afghanistan during 33 years of war.

Port of Aqina which is located in the border with the neighbor country Turkmenistan is in distance of 35 km of Andkhoy city; it’s one of the most important ports in the arena of managing business relations of our country with Asian, and Europe countries and it’s a resource of incomes.
 
Border Space line between these two countries in the year of 1887 a.d from the agents of USSR country Great Britain and Afghanistan was avowed with the barbed wire and other different signs and in some places concrete walls decorated with the flags of two countries, if we see the history and the posture of business background of this route of business relations between the people of Asian and Europe countries of that time obviously we can find out the route of modern Aqina business way links with the Abrishum route (silk way) that the business goods and caravans of the mentioned countries were passed and exchanged from this route and it’s custom affairs with the creation of government office of border commissary and building of entrance door near the to the city of modern Andkhoy which was named Bukhara door was done.
 
Aqina port with the testimony of researchers in accordance with the traditional relations and dossier of business that it had after the success of October revolution in Russia; it was barred toward the business men and people of both sides of the border and this matter was stable up to  recent years.
 
Fortunately after the pass of one century from the success of Islamic revolution in the country, in the year of 1371 renewing of Aqina port with the adaption of Turkmenistan government re opened and business deals and activities from this port with building of customs, department of border and branch of foreign ministry outset.
 
Nowadays in this port in addition of border customs authority and other offices as branches of Asters Company and afsoter, petroleum, government and private transport and (NDS) are actively working, commercial border of Aqina has small business park and the plurality of employees of government and private added to the profession works and shopkeepers of this area is about 500 people.
 

Business goods which enters to our country from this port is more food materials, depreciation materials, technical materials, petroleum, medicine, sale goods, vehicles from the Iran, china, turkey,  UAE, Germane, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, Korea, and Turkmenistan are imported and like this agriculture and animal products and craft material of our country as carpet, rug, Qara qul, ship intestine, Zegher oil, Konjed, esfand dana, sweet boya, Ostoq, raisons, walnut, almond and etc goods are exported by afghan business men to the countries of Finland, Russia, Iran, turkey, and Arabia and the custom incomes of these activities are about increase every year.

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The Port of entry at Shir Khan Bandar in Kunduz Province of Afghanistan, near the border is with Tajikistan.
Shir Khan Bandar is a border town and a port in the Kunduz Province of Afghanistan, next to the Panj River near the border with Tajikistan. Its old name was Qezel Qal'eh. It was renamed after Shir Khan Nashir, Khan of the Kharoti tribe, and governor of the Kunduz region in the 1930s.
The town began to grow in the last decade, particularly after the 2007 completion of the Tajikistan–Afghanistan Bridge at Panji Poyon. This boosted trade between Afghanistan and Central Asia with as many as 400 shipping trucks coming to Shir Khan Bandar every day. This bridge with the space of 672m length and 11m wide with expenditure of 37500000 USD which is built by the help of USA and kingdom of Norway that is the big consequence of the country and the symbol of friendship and cooperation between two countries Afghanistan and Tajikistan.

Its mentionable that USA also paid 14500000 USD for the completion of equipments of both sided border between these two countries.

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Hairatan port is a small city located to the border between Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. This city is located in the north of Balkh province and is one of the necessary business ports of Afghanistan. Border line between these two countries is Ammo River. In the year of 1982 bridge of Dosti between mentioned countries was built by the USSR Soviet that links Afghanistan with the Middle East countries china and Russia. Hairatan route was the safest business way in Afghanistan during 33 years of war. Rest of business ports of Afghanistan because of different political issues between governments was closed. Height of Hairatan port from ocean is 300m and it has hot weather. And income of the people of this port is prey of Laqa fish from Ammo River.
 
A freight terminal in Hairatan is the terminus of one of two rail lines in Afghanistan - a 10 km link to Termez. On January 22, 2010, the construction was started of a 75 km rail link from Hairatan to a terminal at Gur-e Mar near the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan's second largest commercial center. The project, part of the transport strategy and action plan of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program, is contractually scheduled for completion by June 2011.
 
On May 25, 2010, U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, the president of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Afghan Minister of Finance, Minister of Mines, Minister of Transportation and Civil Aviation, and fellow Ambassadors from Japan, Finland, and Uzbekistan attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony inaugurating the Hairatan Rail Line. The United States and Japan are the two largest shareholders in ADB. The grant of the ADB covers 97% of the total project cost of $170 million, with the Afghan Government contributing $5 million. This rail link is the first phase of a larger rail network planned for the country, including further links to Herat in the west and to Shir Khan Bandar in the northeast. At Herat the line will connect to Iran and at Shirkhan Bandar with Tajikistan. These future lines will create a rail corridor through north Afghanistan and enable freight coming from Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to reach Persian Gulf ports on rail, avoiding the need to pass through Turkmenistan.