The Russian pipe producers are ready to join the construction of the Afghan section of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline, the Ambassador of Russia to Afghanistan Dmitry Zhirnov told in an interview the Izvestia newspaper, published on Monday.
The envoy informed that Russian companies provided qualitative support for the construction of the Turkmen section of this gas pipeline.
In an interview, the Ambassador told that Afghanistan Russia have a field for cooperation.
"A month ago in Kabul, entrepreneurs from the Republic of Tatarstan signed a memorandum on the development of coal-fired thermal power in Afghanistan. This is a trilateral project with Iran and Pakistan," Dmitry Zhirnov said.
In addition, Russian engineers inspected boiler houses, heating systems, water supply systems, power substations in Kabul and prepared a plan for reconstruction of the public utilities system. Russian experts also participate in the technical group for building a railroad from Uzbekistan to Pakistan via Afghanistan.
The TAPI pipeline is expected to carry 33 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas each year along a route stretching 1,800 km from Galkynysh, the world's second-biggest gas field in Turkmenistan, to the Indian city of Fazilka near the Pakistan border.