KABUL, Nov. 30 – Acting Mines and Petroleum Minister, Sheikh Shahabuddin Delawar, met with Mohammad Murad Amanov, the Executive Director of the TAPI project, and Khawaja Awadov, the Ambassador of Turkmenistan to Kabul.
Minister of mines and petroleum called TAPI gas pipeline project one of the major economic and social projects that can benefit Afghanistan in many forms including creating job opportunities and investments in the country.
Since Afghanistan is in a good security situation, we should utilize this opportunity and start the practical work of the TAPI project as soon as possible with the cooperation of both countries (Afghanistan and Turkmenistan), expressed the deputy minister.
Amanov, briefed the plans and progress of the project, said that Turkmenistan is striving to start the practical work of the TAPI project quickly, adding that he will present a specific plan heeding the construction of gas distribution reserves in Herat.
TAPI project is to transfer Turkmen gas to India through Afghanistan and Pakistan.