Construction of the first facility of the Central Asia-China gas pipeline’s Line D in the territory of Tajikistan will be completed this year.
According to the TajikTA agency, the first tunnel of the gas pipeline is being constructed in the Roudaki district and it will be finished soon. Construction of other facilities of this gas pipeline in Tajik territory is also beginning.
The gas pipeline runs 966 kilometers through Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan before reaching China. Tajikistan has the longest section of 391 kilometers. The project provides for the construction of 42 mountain tunnels with a total length of 63.3 km and other infrastructure in Tajikistan.
After the commissioning of the fourth branch of the Central Asia-China gas pipeline, the supply of natural gas from Turkmenistan to China will increase to 65 billion cubic meters per year.
The China-Central Asia Gas Pipeline delivered over 47.9 billion cubic meters of natural gas, mainly from Turkmenistan, to China in 2019. As of December 31, 2019, China imported 294.6 billion cubic meters of natural gas via the gas pipeline, which was launched in December 2009.