Turkmenistan commences work on TAPI – Afghanistan, Pakistan,Indian Gas Pipeline Project in Mari

Turkmenistan commences work on TAPI – Afghanistan, Pakistan,Indian Gas Pipeline Project in Mari

Turkmenistan commences work on TAPI – Afghanistan, Pakistan,Indian Gas Pipeline Project in Mari

Written by Staff Writer

14 Dec, 2015 | 9:34 pm

Turkmenistan commenced work on the TAPI, or Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Indian Gas Pipeline Project in Murry, Turkmenistan.

The Galkanysh Gas Field in Turkmenistan was transformed into a hive of activity yesterday. This was due to the ground-breaking event which was held under the auspices of the President of Turkministan, Vice President of India, Prime minister of Pakistan and Afghan President to mark the TAPI Gas pipeline project.

The Capital Maharaja Organisation Limited was represented at the ground-breaking of what is seen as perhaps the most historic international oil and gas pipeline.

The Capital Maharaja Organisation has a long and rich history in the power and energy sector and was the only Sri Lankan company represented at the ground-breaking ceremony.

The $7.6 billion Natural Gas Pipeline, will begin at its source, the Galkanysh Gas Field in Turkmenistan and run across Afghanistan and Pakistan to India.

Afghan President , Ashraf Ghani stated that for decades there has been talk of this project and today they are showing they are determined to make their vision a reality.

He added that it is historic, because it shows that Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India will be renewing ties that bound them together for several millenniums but to the advent of the Soviet Union, were ruptured.

Vice President of India, Hamid Ansari stated that TAPI is much more than a gas pipeline project for their country, as it is a reflection of the common desire of the four member countries to reconnect themselves, they are seeking to reclaim their shared geography and revitalise and old-age legacy of  mutually enriching interactions.

Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Shariff stated that it is indeed a momentous day and a vital achievement has been made possible though perseverance, patience and collective endeavours of all stakeholders.

All four leaders commenced the welding work of the project, subsequently.

News 1st’s correspondent, Shameer Rasooldeen stated that the welding ceremony of the TAPI gas pipeline project  – which is Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India gas line project  – had commenced in Mari, Turkmenistan under the auspices of its president.

He added that the estimated cost of this project stands at a staggering $10billion.

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