Turkmenistan reveals launch date of construction of Afghan section of TAPI pipeline

Oil&Gas Materials 14 February 2018 10:47 (UTC +04:00)

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Feb. 14

By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend:

Construction of the Afghan section of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline will start on Feb. 23, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said.

In addition, the laying of a power transmission line and a fiber optic communication line along the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TAP) route, as well as the opening of a new railway along the Serhetabat-Turgundy (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan) route is planned for the same day.

Construction of the Turkmen section of the TAPI gas pipeline began in December 2015. The design capacity of TAPI reaches 33 billion cubic meters of gas per year.

The pipeline is scheduled to run along the Kandahar-Herat Highway in western Afghanistan, and further through the cities of Quetta and Multan in Pakistan. The pipeline’s route will end in the Indian city of Fazilka.