Surveying and mapping of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project may be completed within a maximum of six months
The TAPI project has been launched by Turkmenistan since the 1990s. But starting works on the pipeline has been delayed reportedly because of the problem of crossing Afghanistan, and its construction work re-begun by Turkmenistan in 2015. The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum of Afghanistan said that preparation is ongoing for the construction of the project. “Work on survey and design of the project is underway. International firms from TAPI Ltd led by Turkmenistan have been hired and based on our schedule it will be completed within next six months,” said an official of TAPI project in Afghanistan. The 1,735 kilometers pipeline will run more than 700 km across Afghanistan on its way to Pakistan and India.