Turkmenistan discusses progress of TAPI gas pipeline construction

It was noted that welding was completely finished along the Turkmen section of the gas pipeline.

The progress of laying the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline was discussed at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan on May 29. Officials noted the effectiveness of construction and installation works in the Turkmen section of the TAPI project, as reported by "Turkmenistan Today"

Vice Prime Minister Myratgeldi Meredov marked that this facility is fully provided with steel pipes. He underlined that the state concern Türkmengaz and the relevant company from Hong Kong have concluded an agreement on technical supervision of the construction of the pipeline and gas compressor system. 

To date, pipe welding has been finished along the entire pipeline section up to the border with Afghanistan. The members of the government added that work on purchasing large gas valves is underway. 

The head of state Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, in turn, instructed the officials to continue monitoring the progress of construction. He highlighted the importance of partnership with foreign organizations in the frame of the project. 

Earlier, on March 11, the Cabinet reported that the total length of the welded pipes was 206 km. 

It should be mentioned that the length of the TAPI gas pipeline is more than 1800 kilometers. This pipeline will transport gas from the Galkynysh field in southern Turkmenistan. The annual capacity of the project will be 33 billion cubic meters of blue fuel.

01 июн 2020, 07:37

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov

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