Practical Work On TAPI Project To Begin Soon, MoMP

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Kabul (BNA) Minister of Mines and Petroleum is determined to leave for Pakistan today to participate in 19th leading session of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India (TAPI) agreement.
Speaking to journalists in a news conference held yesterday, spokesperson to the ministry said in the session, leaders of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India would discuss on starting practical work on the project and scheduled a fixed time for its commencing.   Spokesperson to the ministry, Mohammad Sediqi says based on TAPI project, Afghanistan will purchase 500 million cubic meter gas from Turkmenistan in first ten years and the amount will increase by 1.5 billion cm in the coming 20 years.
He said the project would provide employment opportunities to nearly 20,000 Afghans and the country would get millions of dollar from its transit.
TAPI project is a huge economical project based on which gas pipeline would be transited from Turkmenistan to Pakistan and India through Afghanistan.  Officials in ministry of mines and petroleum say TAPI project’s plan was shared between Afghanistan, India, Pakistan and Turkmenistan in 2002 and decided the project will be implemented until 2017.

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