Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 10
By Elena Kosolapova - Trend:
The President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov invited Turkish companies to take part in the implementation of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project, said the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of Turkmenistan August 10.
The message said that the president of Turkmenistan made this offer during his visit to Turkey.
The basic document for the promotion of TAPI is the Ashgabat interstate agreement signed between the participating states in 2010 on starting the practical implementation of this project.
The length of TAPI gas pipeline will be 1,800 kilometers, of which 200 kilometers will run though Turkmenistan, 773 kilometers - Afghanistan, 827 kilometers - Pakistan (to Fazilka settlement on the border with India). It is designed to meet the gas demand of the industry of the countries with the population of over 1.5 billion.
The annual pumping capacity of the gas pipeline will be 33 billion cubic meters.
The project cost of TAPI is $10 billion.
-Edited by CN
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