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ADB won’t facilitate in TAPI until Taliban government gets recognized

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Najibullah Lalzoy
Najibullah Lalzoy
Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.

Asian Development Bank has recently announced that they have postponed all activities in the TAPI project that have been on hold and will not be resumed until the de facto authorities get legitimization from the United Nations and world economic powers.

ADB that was acting as the facilitator and coordinator of the project has paused the project has put the fate of the gas line in limbo.

The news was confirmed by Turkman officials during a meeting between Turkmenistan official delegations headed by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Vepa Hajiyev with Pakistani officials headed by Energy Minister Hammad Azhar in Islamabad on January 31st.

In the meantime, a spokesman of ADB confirmed the development saying that the bank’s assistance has been placed on hold.

“ADB has paused its TAPI project due diligence and processing activities until further notice.” Said the spokesperson.

Economic analysts in Afghanistan suggest that the projects form the backbone of the economy of Afghanistan thus; the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan should make all its efforts so that the project not is wasted.

Under the trans-nations pipeline, Pakistan and India will be provided 1.325 bcfd (billion cubic feet per day) gas each, and Afghanistan will get 0.5 bcfd gas share under this project.

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