The Construction Of The Afghanistan Pillar Of The Tapı Project To Transport Turkmenistan's Natural Gas To Pakistan And India Will Begin.
The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) natural gas pipeline project that will transport Turkmenistan's natural gas to Pakistan and India via Afghanistan has been completed. The construction of the natural gas pipeline in Afghanistan will begin.
Following the completion of the TAPI project's 214 km section in Turkmenistan, a ceremony was held in the Serhatabat province of the Mary region in the south of the country. The ceremony was attended by Turkmenistan President Gurbangulu Berdimuhamedov, Afghan President Ashraf Gani and Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khan Abbasi.
Speaking at the opening, Berdimuhamedov said that the annual natural gas capacity of 1,814 km of the pipeline would be 33 billion cubic meters, which is the guarantee of the sustainable development of the region, social, economic and energy security.
Pointing out that the project will open up thousands of jobs, Berdimuhamedov said, "With this project going through a misery, it will become a bridge of knowledge between Turkmenistan, Europe and Southeast Asia."
Berdimuhamedov noted that Afghanistan will reach the Asia Pacific market through railway construction between Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.
Berdimuhamedov, who said that Turkmenistan proved to be a reliable partner in the field of electricity, pointed out that there are so many countries that want to do business in this regard.
Berdimuhamedov stated that the energy cooperation between Turkmenistan and Afghanistan is increasing day by day.
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Afghanistan President Gani thanked the heads of state for their support and efforts in the TAPI project and voiced that the project appreciated everybody working day and night.
Emphasizing that his country would like to connect with all its neighbors, Gani underlined that Afghanistan wants to set up a platform for economic economic cooperation.