Turkmenistan to reinforce control over TAPI construction

Business Materials 9 February 2016 16:35 (UTC +04:00)

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Feb. 9

By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend:

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, addressing a Cabinet of Ministers meeting, urged to constantly control the construction of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline.

During the meeting, he also demanded to use reserves to increase natural gas production and processing, said the country's government in a message Feb. 9.

In a report today, the "Neutral Turkmenistan" newspaper said topographic, engineering and survey works have been completed for the construction of TAPI.

This will allow choosing an optimal route for TAPI and defining the properties of the pipes to be used to transport the natural gas.

The TAPI project's implementation began in December 2015. The pipeline is planned to have a total length of 1,735 kilometers.

The main document for the TAPI, called the Ashgabat Interstate Agreement, was signed in 2010.