Turkmenistan, Pakistan to hold talks on TAPI gas pipeline
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Aug. 1
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
Islamabad will host a meeting on cooperation issues within the framework of the project of construction of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline Aug.3, the implementation of which enters the practical stage, said the message of the government of Turkmenistan Aug.1.
Deputy Prime Minister of Turkmenistan Baymyrat Hojamuhammedov and Director of the State Agency for Management and Use of Hydrocarbon Resources under the President of Turkmenistan Yagshygeldy Kakaev will arrive in the capital of Pakistan to hold the talks, the message said.
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 gas pipeline's total length will be 1,735 kilometers; some 200 kilometers of this will run through Turkmenistan, 735 kilometers - through Afghanistan, 800 kilometers - through Pakistan to the Fazilka township on the border with India.
The project cost of TAPI is $10 billion.