Federal Minister of Energy Omar Ayub Khan says the government is fully committed to the execution of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline project.
According to the Pakistani Petroleum Division's Tuesday press release, Ambassador of Turkmenistan to Pakistan Atajan Movlyamov, along with CEO and Chairman Board of TAPI Pipeline Company Limited (TPCL) Muhammetmyrat Amanov held a meeting with Federal Minister of Energy Omar Ayub Khan and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Petroleum Nadeem Babar in Islamabad.
TPCL CEO briefed the minister and the SAPM on the progress made on the TAPI gas pipeline project and its benefits to the region and Pakistan.
The minister appreciated the progress made on the TAPI pipeline and said the project offers diversification of the energy imports, social infrastructure programmes and creation of jobs for all participating countries, adding that "the incumbent government is fully committed to the execution of the project".
Nadeem Babar stressed the need for resolving all the outstanding issues for early implementation of the project.
After completion, the 1840-kilometer TAPI gas pipeline will be able to annually deliver 33 billion cubic meters of Turkmen natural gas to South Asian countries.