Shakib Mostaghni, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) says improvements have been made on the implementation of TAPI project and the implementation of this project will be discussed on its 21st summit in Kabul.
He says that representatives from the mines and petroleum ministries of Pakistan, India and Turkmenistan will be discussing the implementation of TAPI project with their Afghan counterparts in Kabul on Thursday.
Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project delivers Turkmenistan’s gas to Afghanistan and then to Pakistan and India.
It is economically a significant project for Afghanistan.
Rafiullah Sediqi, spokesman for the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum of Afghanistan says that this 30 years long project will find job opportunities to Afghans and also Afghanistan will get millions of dollars as the transit from this project.
Turkmenistan-Afghanistan- Pakistan-India TAPI is an 1800 kilometers long pipe line will initially deliver 27 billion cubic meters of natural gas out of which two billion cubic meters will be allowed to Afghanistan and 12.5 billion cubic meters to each Pakistan and India every year.
But the capacity will be increased to 33 billion cubic meters after the initial stages with Afghanistan also getting more than two billion cubic meters of the gas.
The project is developed by the Asian Development Bank.