TAPI gas pipeline project will start in 2014, Shahrani says
Fri May 25, 2:35 pm
The Afghan Ministry of Mines announced that the practical work on the TAPI gas pipeline project would start in 2014.
The agreement to transfer natural gas from Turkmenistan via Afghanistan into Pakistan and India was signed on Tuesday May 22nd.
The Minister of Mines Wahidullah Shahrani said Thursday that in addition to the fact that the TAPI gas pipeline project will have a great economic importance to the region, it will also be vital for the Afghanistan’s stability.
Shahrani urged the regional countries and the Afghan citizens not to impede the implementation of the project or they will not see benefits the project will bring.
He said Afghanistan has taken measures to begin implementation of the TAPI gas pipeline project, which will eventually transport 34 billion cubic meters of gas annually to Pakistan and India. In return for allowing the pipeline to transect Afghan terrain, Afghanistan will be provided 500 to 1.5 billion cubic meters of gas annually.