Preliminary scanning results - There is a prima facie case for a Development Corridor (DC) running from the border with Turkmenistan (Sheberghan) to Kabul (Hajigak & Aynak), to Kandahar, to Saindak & Reko Diq in Pakistan and on to the port of Gwadar.
This DC could impact on the majority of the population of Afghanistan and if the spatial & sectoral linkages are optimised, it could make a significant contribution to broad-based growth & development in the country and have a major impact on poverty alleviation. This DC could also enhance intra-regional trade & development and could facilitate greater regional economic and political integration.
Jerry Garry, Deputy Team Leader, GIZIS CBAGS. Afghanistan Resource Corridor Workshop – Sponsored by the World Bank August 3-4, 2011