Afghanistan taking steps to ensure safety of TAPI gas pipeline

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, Oct. 22

By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:

A special combat unit of Afghan security forces has started operation to stabilize Afghanistan’s war-ravaged provinces involved in the implementation of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline project, Trend reports referring to Xinhua News Agency.

Construction work of the TAPI pipeline project in Afghan territory was inaugurated in February 2018, according to the report.

However, less work has been done in Afghanistan terrain so far as security issue over the construction and maintenance of the line has remained big concerns.

“The formation of the new security unit is part of government efforts to provide security for the Highway One crossing from Delaram district, Nimroz province to Maiwand district, Kandahar province onward to Greshk district in the neighboring Helmand province [of Afghanistan],” said Omar Zwak, Helmand provincial government spokesman.

The TAPI pipeline is expected to pass through five Afghan provinces, namely Herat, Farah, Nimroz, Helmand and Kandahar.

"The 700-member combat unit, tasked to provide security for TAPI project, was formed two months ago, but the unit started operation a couple of days ago," Zwak added.

Afghanistan would earn $500 million as royalty each year from TAPI project, according to Afghan officials.

The operations on laying the Turkmen section of the TAPI gas pipeline are planned to be completed till late 2019, the construction of which was launched in December 2015. The construction of the Afghan section was launched in February 2018. Pakistan plans to begin the operations on TAPI this year.

The buyers are gas companies from Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.

The participating countries established the TAPI Pipeline Company Limited consortium, the leader of which was Turkmengas state concern. The project is being promoted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which acts as a project transaction advisor.

TAPI's resource base will be Galkynysh field, the second biggest gas field in the world (after South Pars field in Iran). The total length of the TAPI gas pipeline with a capacity of 33 billion cubic meters of gas per year will be approximately 1,840 kilometers. Instability in transit Afghanistan remains a great obstacle, but Kabul says it will be able to ensure the safety of the route.

Assets of commercial banks in Georgia increase
Assets of commercial banks in Georgia increase
Business loans continue to lead in Azerbaijani banks' client portfolio in 1H2021
Business loans continue to lead in Azerbaijani banks' client portfolio in 1H2021
Dynamics of consumer price inflation in Georgia influenced by several factors - National Bank
Dynamics of consumer price inflation in Georgia influenced by several factors - National Bank
Loading Bars
Latest
India's Panacea Biotec to manufacture Russia's Sputnik V vaccine
Turkey reports 24,297 COVID-19 cases, 108 deaths
Regional security must be provided by regional states - Raisi
Uzbekistan's ambassador appointed to Japan
Uzbekistan to receive second component of Sputnik V vaccine
Georgia shares data on export of vegetables in 1H2021
US continues to co-op with Turkmenistan through USAID
Azerbaijan shares data on number of vaccinated citizens for Aug. 5
Ministry discloses volume of cargo from Bulgaria transported via Turkish ports
Opening of customs checkpoints on Azerbaijani-Russian border to increase import-export potential of both countries (PHOTO)
Ministry discloses volume of cargo from Romania transported via Turkish ports
Azerbaijan confirms 1,196 more COVID-19 cases, 219 recoveries
Azerbaijani firefighters protecting power plants in Turkey from fire spread (PHOTO/VIDEO)
NASA releases satellite images of wildfires in Turkey (PHOTO)
Ministry discloses volume of cargo transported via Turkish Zonguldak port in 1H2021
Ministry discloses volume of cargo from Saudi Arabia transported via Turkish ports
Azerbaijan, Iraq developing co-op in ICT field
Azerbaijani commission on "Convention for Protection of Cultural Property in Event of Armed Conflict" holds first meeting (PHOTO)
UK’s import of Azerbaijani products up
Assets of commercial banks in Georgia increase
Azerbaijani president holds phone talks with French counterpart
Georgia and Poland have potential for development of bilateral trade
Uzbekistan, Iran eye increasing bilateral co-op between parliamentary committees
Ministry discloses volume of cargo from Georgia transported via Turkish ports
First freight train departs from China’s Wuhan to Uzbekistan’s Tashkent
Recovery of oil prices supporting Kazakhstan’s economic growth - Fitch
Georgia hopes to export record amount of peaches and apples
SCO Justice Ministers to Meet Online
USAID launches industry-led skills development program in Georgia
Georgia continues to meet criteria for visa liberalization - European Commission
Iran holds inauguration ceremony for new president
Great Britain to add Georgia to "list of red countries" due to COVID-19
Uzbekistan’s Enter Engineering to reconstruct memorial complex in Samarkand region
Uzbekistan shares data on number of vaccinated citizens for Aug. 4
Talks held between Turkish ambassador to Azerbaijan and Trend News Agency
Business loans continue to lead in Azerbaijani banks' client portfolio in 1H2021
State Concern in Turkmenistan opens tender on plant construction
Dynamics of consumer price inflation in Georgia influenced by several factors - National Bank
Signify VP talks innovations, pilot projects, energy consumption
S Jaishankar To Attend Swearing-In Ceremony Of Newly-Elected Iranian President
Go First To Start Flights Connecting Doha With 3 Indian Cities From Tomorrow
Code Of Conduct On South China Sea Should Be Consistent With UN Convention: Centre
Azerbaijan records drop in banking sector's profit for 1H2021
Ministry discloses volume of cargo transported via Turkish Cesme port in 1H2021
Uzbekistan interested in enhancing co-op with Finland in ‘green' technology field
SOCAR's affiliate in Ukraine inks contracts to supply printing consumables
Volume of securities transactions at Azerbaijan’s Baku Stock Exchange soars
Saudi airline carries out first flight to Uzbekistan’s Tashkent
Kazakhstan's Aktau port opens tender to buy liquefied natural gas
Iran’s Bahar Azadi gold coin price continues to fall
Iran sees increase in tea production
Georgia sees increase in fuel prices
India, Russia Begin Joint Military Training Exercise INDRA 2021
Azerbaijan sees increase in non-cash payments, amount of payment cards in use
Necessary measures being taken to ensure safety of Indian nationals in Afghanistan, says MEA
Indian-American doctors raise $5 million for COVID-19 relief to India
UNSC to hold meeting, take stock of situation in Afghanistan, says ambassador TS Tirumurti
Iran reveals COVID-19 data for August 5
Iran to lay new roads in West Azerbaijan Province
Turkey tests first domestic cargo UAV (VIDEO)
Kazakhstan boosts trade with Tajikistan
Uzbekneftegaz JSC reveals measures to increase natural gas production by end of 2021
Azerbaijan opens new opportunities for expansion of international transportation
Azerbaijani Army again under fire from Armenian side
Azerbaijan's government speeds up restoration, reintegration of Karabakh, East Zangezur
Uzbekistan to allocate funds for developing floriculture
Azerbaijani, Turkish FMs discuss latest situation related to wildfires in Turkey
Turkmenistan working to drill new wells in Balkan region
Value of 7M2021 deals on corporate securities at Baku Stock Exchange revealed
Iran's SZOGPC company resumes extraction from Tabnak gas field
Uzbekistan’s largest volume of freight traffic falls on road transport
Azerbaijan names value of 7M2021 transactions on state securities at Baku Stock Exchange
Azerbaijani banks' foreign currency demand down
Azerbaijan sends third group of Emergency Ministry firefighters to Turkey (PHOTO)
Rise in number of business entities accompanies Azerbaijan's economic recovery - minister
Kazakhstan significantly decreases exports to Austria
Georgia reports 3,670 coronavirus cases for August 5
Uzbekistan discloses number of locally operating companies with Azerbaijani capital
Iran shares data on exports from Bazargan border checkpoint
Reasons for insignificant volume of non-cash payments in Azerbaijan named
Iran allocates funds to railways in Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari Province
Iran’s CBI discloses amount of currency sold at NIMA exchange rate
Prices of Azerbaijani oil shrink
Kazakhstan’s KazMunayGas pays out dividends for 2020
Over 200 projects implemented in Kazakhstan as part of Industrialization Map
Azerbaijan commissions several objects of Ground Forces Command (PHOTO/VIDEO)
Kazakh energy company opens tender to buy pipes
Volume of essential products unloaded in Iran’s Shahid Rajaee port grows
Turkmenistan, Tajikistan sign several cooperation documents
Uzbekistan, India consider support for small business and private entrepreneurship
Azercell's digital services further extended to reach more users
Bank of Georgia's support to boost blueberry growing
Uzbekistan publishes COVID-19 data for August 5
Turkey discloses volume of cargo shipment via local ports from Israel
National Bank forms pre-estimate of Kazakhstan's payment balance
QAZAQ AIR aircrafts transfer under Kazakhstan's registration
Turkey's export of mining products rises higher for 7M2021
Azerbaijani wrestler lost to world champion in quarterfinals of Tokyo Olympics (UPDATE)
Brazil's COVID-19 cases surpass 20 mln
Turkey discloses details of construction of Istanbul Tunnel (Exclusive)
All news