Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, May 7
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
All work within construction of the Turkmen section of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline is being held in accordance with the approved schedule, the Turkmen Deputy Prime Minister Yagshygeldy Kakayev said, the country's government reported May 7.
Kakayev, who is also director of the State Agency for Management and Use of Hydrocarbon Resources under the President of Turkmenistan, made the remarks at a meeting of the country's cabinet of ministers.
After hearing the report, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov instructed to pay special attention to the issues of diversification of supply routes of Turkmen natural gas abroad.
The main document for the TAPI, called the Ashgabat Interstate Agreement, was signed in 2010.
The groundbreaking ceremony for TAPI's Turkmen section was held in mid-December of 2015.
The pipeline's length can reach 1,814 kilometers, including 214 kilometers running through Turkmenistan, 774 kilometers - Afghanistan and 826 kilometers - Pakistan.