State concerns “Turkmengaz” and “turkmennebitgazgurlushik” will design and build the stretch of the TAPI gas pipeline that crosses the territory of Turkmenistan.
ASHGABAT, 7 Nov. Amangeldy Of Nurmuradov. President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed the resolution on construction of the gas pipeline Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI), reported Monday the local media.
The document instructs the state corporations “Turkmengaz” and “turkmennebitgazgurlushyk” (Turkmenistan) to carry out the design and construction of the TAPI gas pipeline, which runs through the territory of Turkmenistan, throughput capacity of 33 billion cubic meters of gas a year and its terrestrial support infrastructure.
All these works should be carried out at the expense of the state concern “Turkmengaz” and raised funds with a condition of payment actual expenditure, in accordance with the procedure for determining the cost of construction and repair work.
The decree of the head of state instructs to start the construction of the Turkmen section of the gas pipeline TAPI in December 2015 and be complete with full operational status in December 2018.
The length of the Turkmen section of the TAPI is about 200 kilometers.
The total length of the TAPI gas pipeline, which should take its rise in the largest gas field of Turkmenistan Galkynysh (Revival) and reach the settlement Fazilka on the Pakistan-India border, approximately 1,800 kilometers.
The backbone’s capacity is 33 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year. The TAPI gas pipeline project has received approval of a number of States, including Russia and the United States. For the construction of the pipeline consortium “TAPI limited”, the leader of which was elected the state concern “Turkmengaz”.