The TAPI gas pipeline will begin on 13 December in Turkmenistan

ISLAMABAD, December 8. The groundbreaking ceremony of the gas pipeline Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) will be held on December 13 this year in the Turkmen capital Ashgabat.

With the Pakistani side in the ceremony of placing this power line will be attended by Prime Minister yenashimskiy Nawaz Sharif. This was reported to journalists the General Director of the Pakistani state company, Inter State Gas Systems Saulat Mobin Mirza.

“Solemn ceremony of launching of construction works on the gas pipeline TAPI will be held in Ashgabat on 13 December, announced the Mobin Saulat. – As expected, the first gas supplies via the pipeline will begin in 2019”.

About the project

The TAPI pipeline is projected the regional trunk pipeline, whose length should be about 1800 kilometers. According to the technical documentation, the branch will be held from southeastern Turkmenistan into Afghanistan, then between the cities of Herat and Kandahar to Pakistan and eventually through the town of Quetta and Multan will reach India (Punjab).

The capacity of the gas pipeline will exceed 38 billion cubic meters of gas per year, or 90 million cubic meters per day. Of these, 14 million will buy in Afghanistan and 38 million – India and Pakistan.

The construction of the pipeline will cost its participants in the amount of about $7.6 billion