TAPI to be launched in two months - Afghan Minister

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Monday, 16 February 2015 21:14

KABUL: Afghan Minister for Mines and Petroleum Daud Shah Saba said that the Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project is expected to be formally launched in two months. Talking to newsmen in Kabul, he said that a meeting on TAPI in Islamabad had decided that a consortium leader would be finalised soon to immediately start the project. He said the steering committee’s next meeting would be held in Kabul. The nearly 1,800km-long proposed pipeline project worth around $10 billion aims to export up to 33 billion cubic metres (bcm) of natural gas per year and integrate economies of the four partnering nations.

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