Bishkek needs to speed up the construction of the Turkmenistan-Kyrgyzstan-China gas pipeline, Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov said at a meeting in Bishkek on March 14.
“It is of great importance to take advantage of all the potentials of Turkmenistan in fuel and energy sector, as well as in the field of investment,” Jeenbekov noted in his statement at the meeting with diplomats of Kyrgyzstan.
“We have to step up work on the construction of the Turkmenistan-Kyrgyzstan-China gas pipeline,” Jeenbekov said referring to the fourth line of the Turkmenistan-China gas pipeline, also known as Line D, which will pass through Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
The capacity of the Line D will be over 25 bcm per year. Upon its construction, the volume of gas supplies from Turkmenistan to China is expected to reach 65 bcm per year.
The Turkmenistan-China gas pipeline is Central Asia’s key gas export route. It currently consists of three lines (A, B and C) that deliver gas from the Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan border to China, via Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. The total length of the pipeline is more than 9,000 kilometers and is one of the largest pipeline projects in the world.