Shir Khan Bandar
|Sher Khan Bandar|
Port of entry at Shir Khan Bandar in Kunduz Province of Afghanistan, near the border with Tajikistan
|District||Imam Sahib District|
|Time zone||+ 4.30|
Sher 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 Sher Khan Nashir, Khan of the Kharoti tribe, 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 everyday. It also made many local shop owners very rich.
In November 2012 the Afghan officials announced that they plan to build about 2,000 new residential houses, including 41 business plazas and stores.
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