Turkmenistan offers Qatar to partake in TAPI project
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Mar. 16
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
Turkmenistan is interested in discussing the issues related to the participation of Qatar’s big financial and investment structures in the implementation of transnational Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project, said Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
He made the remarks during negotiations in Doha, where the Turkmen president was on a state visit on March 15-16, the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper reported March 16.
Turkmenistan’s abovementioned interest was expressed during negotiations with the Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani.
Berdimuhamedov also noted that Qatar is one of leaders on the export of liquefied natural gas.
“Qatar’s experience in this sphere will be very useful for our dynamic economy,” said the Turkmen president.
Construction of the Turkmen section of TAPI was launched on Dec. 13, 2015.
The annual capacity of the gas pipeline will reach 33 billion cubic meters.
The total length of the TAPI pipeline will be 1,814 kilometers. A 214-kilometer section of the pipeline will run through Turkmenistan, a 774-kilometer section will run through Afghanistan and an 826-kilometer section will run through Pakistan.