July 31, 2011
Ancillary agreements fixing the rate of gas and transit fees of the gas pipeline for Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India (TAPI is to be finalized soon.
Circumstances for the implementation of the TAPI project and related developments were discussed at a meeting between H.E. Wahidullah Shahrani the Minister of Mines of Afghanistan and the Turkmen delegation represented by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Minister for Railways and Deputy Minister for Energy of Turkmenistan.
The Minister of Mines said: “An Afghan delegation will visit Turkmenistan to finalize the ancillary agreements of TAPI. The implementation of the TAPI project will open the gate for sustainable relations between redated countries of TAPI and will play the effective role of catalysing stability in the region” said Mr. Shahrani
The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan said that his country will build 120 Km long railway from Karki to Andkhoi in Faryab Province.
The Minister of Mines emphasized the effective role of railways in the development of mining projects and appreciated cooperation with Turkmenistan in different sectors.
The implementation of the TAPI project will begin in 2012 and will be completed in 2014 and Afghanistan will use up to 5.11 billion cubic meters of gas from the pipeline annually.