TAPI and TAP will open new areas of regional cooperation – Ambassador15.09.2023 | 15:45 |
The TAPI gas pipeline (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India) and the TAP power transmission line (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan) will not only satisfy Pakistan's energy needs on a long-term basis, but will also open up new opportunities for regional cooperation," said Atajan Movlamov, Ambassador of Turkmenistan at a meeting with the President of the Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) Dr. Khurram Tariq, reports the Associated Press Of Pakistan.
The 1,830 km long gas pipeline has a design capacity of 33 billion cubic meters of gas per year, and TAP will help meet Pakistan's electricity needs, the ambassador noted. He also added that Turkmenistan has already started supplying LNG to Pakistan by road and 50 tankers have been delivered at the moment.
Khurram Tariq highly appreciated the cooperation with Turkmenistan in the energy sector and said that both countries should also focus on bilateral trade. He stressed the need to establish direct ties between the business communities of the two countries, the message says.
Faisalabad is a city and the administrative center of the district of the same name, located in the Punjab province of Pakistan. The third largest city in Pakistan after Karachi and Lahore.