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The Head of the Foreign Affairs Ministry discussed TAPI with the ADB director

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The Head of the Foreign Affairs Ministry discussed TAPI with the ADB director

Construction of the gas pipe Turkmenistan – Afghanistan – Pakistan – India (TAPI) in the context of regional and international energy cooperation have discussed today the head of the Turkmen Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the new director of the Permanent Representative Office of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Turkmenistan Artur Andrysiak.

As per the press-service of the Turkmen Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the construction of transborder gas pipeline was the main topic of the meeting.

ADB is one of TAPI gas pipeline coordinator, the history of which started in 2010. On December 11 of that year, a Framework agreement on the gas pipeline and an Intergovernmental Agreement on the implementation of the TAPI project were signed in Ashgabat.

Five years later – on December 13, 2015 – the leaders of the participating countries of the gas pipeline project laid the first stone in its construction.

The length of the transnational gas pipeline is 1,814 kilometers, with a capacity of about 33 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year. The blue fuel will pass through it from the giant “Galkynysh” field in the south-east of Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, then between the Afghan cities of Herat and Kandahar to Pakistan and eventually through the Pakistani cities of Quetta and Multan will reach the Indian state of Punjab.

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