Uzbekistan may participate in TAPI project
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, May 23
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
The possibility of Uzbekistan’s participation in the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project is being studied, the Turkmen Oil and Gas Complex said in a message.
The message came after the talks between Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and his Uzbek counterpart Shavkat Mirziyoyev, held recently in Turkmenistan’s Avaza.
“The sides addressed such important issues as cooperation in energy, and in the implementation of the TAPI gas pipeline project in particular," reads the message.
“There are opportunities for Uzbek partners to participate in the TAPI project,” Berdimuhamedov said. “We would be glad if our colleagues from Uzbekistan participated in the implementation of major joint projects.”
Uzbekistan’s president, in turn, suggested that the Uzbek side participates in the construction of the TAPI pipeline.
“Shavkat Mirziyoyev noted the importance of the documents signed after the talks, which are aimed at strengthening mutually beneficial partnership in oil and gas, as well as in the electric power industry that has great prospects,” the message said.
It was earlier reported that 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.
Construction of the Turkmen section of TAPI started in 2015. The pipeline’s annual capacity will be 33 billion cubic meters.