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TAPI Afghan Section Expected to Be Commissioned in 2023

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The Herat authorities report that practical work on the TAPI project in Afghanistan will begin in the next few months, the Afghan media write.

The executive director of the consortium TAPI Pipeline Company Ltd Muhammetmurat Amanov, at the head of an official delegation, paid a working visit to Afghanistan and met in Herat province with its leaders and persons responsible for the implementation of the TAPI project.

He said that after the completion of the process of acquiring and registering land along the TAPI route, the practical implementation of this project will begin on the territory of Afghanistan, and in two and a half years it is planned to complete all work and start operating the gas pipeline.

The governor of Herat, Abdul Qayyum Rahimi, stressed the need to speed up the process of work on the implementation of the TAPI project, Afghan news agency AVA Press reports.

The Governor announced the readiness of the Afghan government to start the practical construction of TAPI in the country.

The TAPI gas pipeline will export blue fuel from the Galkynysh gas field in Turkmenistan.
It should be noted that the groundbreaking ceremony for the TAPI export gas pipeline took place in 2015. Then it was planned that in 2019, Turkmen gas will go to India through this pipeline with a throughput of 33 billion cubic meters per year. However, since then only a few tens of kilometers of the gas pipeline have been built on the territory of Turkmenistan. 

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