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Agreement signed for working commission on TAPI

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The President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has signed a decree on the establishment of a working commission to co-ordinate the implementation of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project.

The document was signed in order to facilitate the TAPI gas pipeline and other related projects along the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan route.

Turkmenistan started to construct its TAPI section in December 2015. The foundation laying ceremony for the Afghan section of the TAPI gas pipeline is due to be held in the second half of February 2018.

Currently, the Turkmen section of the gas pipeline is being laid in line with the schedule. Completion of the construction of this site is planned for the end of 2018.

The main problems for the project’s implementation are largely considered to be financing and security issues as the pipeline passes through the territory of Afghanistan. 

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