The construction of the Turkmen section of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) is conducted at an accelerated pace. Information about this voiced in the report of Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan Y. Kakaeva on the results of the gas complex, which reviewed the results of 9 months of this year.
The annual capacity of the pipeline will be 33 billion cubic meters. To commissioning, including ground-based infrastructure, is planned for December 2019.
As emphasized during the meeting President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, are now taking effective steps for laying gas pipeline TAPI and other arteries.
Turkmen gas will help cover the growing need for blue fuel in India and Pakistan, where by 2030, the needs could increase by half. In addition, it will reduce the constant shortage of energy resources in transit Afghanistan.
The construction of the Turkmen section of the main TAPI launched 13 December 2015. The total length of the pipeline is 1814 kilometers, including 214 kilometers - on the territory of Turkmenistan, 774 kilometers - Afghanistan, 826 kilometres of Pakistan to the settlement of Fazilka on the border with India.
At the beginning of October 2016, the State Bank for foreign economic Affairs of Turkmenistan signed with Islamic development Bank an agreement to Finance the construction of the Turkmen section of the TAPI gas pipeline for a total amount of 700 million U.S. dollars.