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Transport Ministry plans to launch high-speed Bishkek – Karakol train

The Ministry of Transport of Kyrgyzstan plans to extend Bishkek — Balykchy railway route to Karakol and launch a high-speed train there. Deputy Minister of Transport, Yrysbek Bariev, announced at a meeting of the Parliament.

According to him, people will be able to travel from Bishkek to Karakol in one and a half or two hours.

«The project will require about $4.5 billion. We are currently negotiating with South Korea. Negotiations are also underway on the issue of electrification of the railway along Lugovaya — Balykchy route,» Yrysbek Bariev said.