Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and Turkmenistan President Gubanguly Berdimuha inaugurated TAPI gas pipeline in Marry City, Turkmenistan, Waqt News reported.
“The gas pipeline will pass through Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India,” media reported. On the occasion PM Nawaz Sharif said it is a big day for this region. “This project became possible because of political understanding of the regional leaders,” he said.
While addressing the ceremony the goal of our government is to end the deficiency of energy in Pakistan. “This project will increase the regional integrity in Central Asia and South Asian region,” he pointed out.
“We have also been working on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and we invite all other regional states to be part of the project,” he stated. “TAPI gas pipeline and CPEC will increase the cordial relations among the states involved,” he asserted.
Nawaz Sharif said that CASA-1000 electricity project is also being implemented expeditiously. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said that the project will change the economic landscape of this region. The TAPI reflects the immense potential of the region to move forward in different fields.
He said that the credit goes to the leaders of Pakistan and Turkmenistan for the launch of this project. On this occasion, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan also signed a Memorandum of Understanding under which Pakistan will import electricity from Turkmenistan via Afghanistan.
The completion of 1735 kilometer gas pipeline, Pakistan will get 1,325 mmcfd supply of natural gas which will help overcome the energy deficits. The project to be completed by 2018 will bring gas from Turkmenistation to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.
Nawaz Sharif said CASA-1000 electricity project is also being implemented expeditiously. The Trans regional energy project, which will bring gas from energy-rich Turkmenistan, is being dubbed as a major initiative for bringing peace and enhancing connectivity in the region.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in his yesterday’s address emphatically stated that Pakistan attaches great importance to the TAPI project. With the completion of this project, Pakistan will get 1325 MMCFD supply of natural gas which will help overcome the energy deficit. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimohamedow and Indian Vice President Muhammad Hamid Ansari held a meeting at Mary, Turkmenistan, today.
They discussed the 10 billion dollars TAPI gas pipeline project which is expected to be completed by 2018. The leaders emphasized the need for enhanced connectivity for peace and stability in the region.