Objectives of ARA
Establish coordination and partnership with other governmental institutions and international agencies.
Draft Afghanistan’s Railway law (Railway Act), and required regulatory framework including policies.
Prepare a procurement plan and financial development plan.
Design the organizational structure for ARA and its subsidiaries.
Prepare and manage the plan of capacity building.
Gain membership of international railway unions and authorities.
Develop human resources (HR), operational and various aspects of railway engineering and management manuals, guidelines, and handbooks in accordance with international and national norms.
Develop railway standards.
Goals of ARA
ARA owning the railway industry, regulating and licensing it and connecting Afghanistan to the neighboring countries and the world markets.
Through Intermodal and Multi-Modal “economically sustainable/profitable” railways, to transit and transport mineral products, merchandised goods, and passengers.
Contribute to the improvement of security and development of the economy, create employment, and revive the historical prestige of the Silk Road.