The first ever cargo train from China arrived in the main Hairtan port located in North of Afghanistan on Wednesday, boosting hopes among the Afghan officials to find access to alternative routes for transit.
The train carrying loads of consignments arrived in Hairatan carrying a sign (Central Asia Trains).
The cargo train apparently left Nantong in China and travelled several days to reach to its final destination in the strategic Hairatan port of Afghanistan.
“First ever Cargo Train from China arrived in Hairatan Port of Afghanistan today. Gawadar port of Pakistan won’t longer be our only option,” Javid Faisal, spokesman for Chief Executive Officer’s Office said.