Survey work has been launched in Pakistan as part of implementation of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline’s construction, the online newspaper of Turkmenistan’s Oil and Gas Complex reported March 4.
The event was attended by Pakistani Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, who called the TAPI project “a milestone in the history of Pakistan’s energy sector”.
Abbasi noted the efforts made by the Pakistani government in order to eliminate the energy crisis in the country and expressed hope that the project’s implementation will be continued.
The event was also attended by heads of relevant ministries and authorities of countries involved in the project, TAPI Pipeline Company Limited consortium and Germany’s ILF Beratende Ingenieure GmbH.
During the event, Director General of TAPI Pipeline Company Limited Muhammetmyrat Amanov said that the TAPI project will help to maintain and strengthen the political and social stability in the whole region.
Construction of the Turkmen section of TAPI was launched on Dec. 13, 2015.
The annual capacity of the gas pipeline will reach 33 billion cubic meters.
The total length of the TAPI pipeline will be 1,814 kilometers. A 214-kilometer section of the pipeline will run through Turkmenistan, a 774-kilometer section will run through Afghanistan and an 826-kilometer section will run through Pakistan.
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