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Work On Afghanistan TAPI Section Starts Today  

KABUL: Work on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline project’s Afghanistan section is set to kick start today in Afghanistan’s city Herat.

The project will provide natural gas to the three countries from Turkmenistan.

According to Afghanistan’s ministry of Mines and Petroleum, this project will provide $500 million USD annually in transit duties to Afghanistan, adding that the project will provide the country with 500 million cubic meters of gas for the first ten years and one billion cubic meters for another 20 years.

Spokesperson for Ministry of Mines and Petroleum told TOLONews that the project has the same importance as the economic corridor.

“TAPI is not only a gas project but it has the same importance as an economic corridor,”

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will also attend Friday’s ceremony.

“..(Friday’s) ceremony includes the inauguration of work on TAPI project, and the 500-kilovolt power project of Turkmenistan, which involves Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkmenistan,” Ghani’s spokesman Shahhussain Murtazawi said.

KABUL: Work on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline project’s Afghanistan section is set to kick start today in Afghanistan’s city Herat.

The project will provide natural gas to the three countries from Turkmenistan.

According to Afghanistan’s Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, this project will provide $500 million USD annually in transit duties to Afghanistan, adding that the project will provide the country with 500 million cubic meters of gas for the first ten years and one billion cubic meters for another 20 years.

A spokesperson for Ministry of Mines and Petroleum told TOLONews that the project has the same importance as the economic corridor.

“TAPI is not only a gas project but it has the same importance as an economic corridor,”

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will also attend Friday’s ceremony.

“..(Friday’s) ceremony includes the inauguration of work on TAPI project, and the 500 kilovolt power project of Turkmenistan, which involves Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkmenistan,” Ghani’s spokesman Shahhussain Murtazawi said.

The launch of the project has meanwhile revived hopes among the people for an improved economic and political landscape in the country.

“The prominent aim of the Heart of Asia Integration Trend is supporting the regional projects of the National Unity Government of Afghanistan. The second goal is to raise public awareness on the importance of these projects,” head Heart of Asia Nations Integration Trend, Muhibullah Nawrozi, was quoted by TOLONews.

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