TAPI pipeline: Turkmenistan and Pakistan to discuss details in August

TAPI pipeline: Turkmenistan and Pakistan to discuss details in August

Turkmen and Pakistani experts are set to meet in August to review the mechanisms and finalize modalities for groundbreaking of Pakistan-section of TAPI gas pipeline, Radio Pakistan reports.

As per details, the groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled to be performed in Chaman in October 2019. (the capital of Qilla Abdullah District, Balochistan Province).

According to an official of Petroleum division, Pakistan is determined to start practical work on its section of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project during the current year and complete it within the stipulated time frame, as per Radio Pakistan.

Under the project, according to the source, a pipeline, having the capacity to flow 3.2 billion cubic feet per day (33 billion cubic meters per year) gas, would be laid from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan and Pakistan up to Pakistan-India border by the year 2020.

In addition to the TAPI project, the fiber-optic communication line that to connect the TAPI member-countries and the 500-kW power transmission line Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TAP) are being implemented along this route.