Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed a decree on setting up a working commission to coordinate the implementation of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project.
The document was adopted in order to improve the efficiency of the implementation of the TAPI gas pipeline projects, as well as transport corridors and energy bridges along the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan route, and coordinate the relevant work.
The construction of the Turkmen section of the TAPI gas pipeline began in December 2015. The design capacity of TAPI is up to 33 bcm of gas per year. It is planned to begin practical work on the project in Afghanistan in the second half of February 2018.
Being the leader of the consortium TAPI Pipeline Company Limited, the state concern Turkmengaz performs the functions of the main financier and project manager. The consortium also includes the Afghan Gas Corporation, Pakistan’s Inter State Gas Systems (Private) Limited and Indian GAIL.