Kazakh FM: Country will support TAPI gas pipeline project
Kazakhstan, Astana, Nov. 10 / Trend A.Maratov /
Kazakhstan will support the project on construction of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline, Kazakh Foreign Minister Kanat Saudabayev told Trend.
"Stabilization of Afghanistan will benefit not only Afghanistan itself, but also will allow to realize the serious transnational projects, including TAPI pipeline. Thus, Kazakhstan will support this project, because for us as the continental country, access to the sea is an important priority," Saudabayev said.
The length of the TAPI could reach 1,680 kilometers, with a design capacity of 30 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year. The route is planned from the Turkmen Dovletabat fields through Herat and Kandahar (Afghanistan), via the districts of Quetta (Pakistan), to Fazlaka on the India-Pakistan border. The preliminary project costs are estimated at $3.3 billion.
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