Construction work at the Afghan site of the TAPI gas pipeline (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India) will begin next year in Herat, the Minister of Mines and Oil Industry said IRA Minister of Mines and Petroleum Garun Chakhansuri at a press conference.
He stressed that the Ministry has created an effective mechanism for collaboration between government agencies participating in the project and international organizations – TAPI partners.
The TAPI gas pipeline is a global regional project, the cost of which is estimated at approximately 7-8 billion dollars. The gas pipeline will export fuel from the Galkynysh gas field in Turkmenistan.
Chakhansuri added that the Afghan authorities are also working on a project to build a gas pipeline in the north of the country. According to him, the length of the Sheberghan-Mazar-i-Sharif gas pipeline will be 94.5 km, where the construction work will begin within the next three months.