The project TAPI will be a powerful impetus for economic development of the region, - ambassador of Turkmenistan in Malaysia

“Transnational mega-project Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline, which should be commissioned by 2019 year, will be a powerful incentive for economic development of the region", ambassador of Turkmenistan in Malaysia Yazkuli Mamedov said in an interview malaysiandigest.

Mamedov noted that the construction, which began in Turkmenistan in December 13, 2015, created not only thousands of new jobs, but systematically provide electricity for countries of the region.

Also, in an interview the ambassador told about the need to create the conditions for export of electricity through Afghanistan in Pakistan and other Asian countries.

He noted that the project TAPI entered the new stage of the implementation February 23 this year that put the beginning of the construction works on the Afghan territory. In the festive ceremonies held in Mary region, Turkmenistan, and province Herat, Afghanistan leaders and officials of four countries-participants took place.

Upon completion of the construction 1814-kilometer tubing will annually supply 33 billion cubic meters of natural gas from Turkmen gas field Galkynysh - the second-largest field of natural gas in the world, stocks of which exceeds 26,2 trillion cubic meters.

In addition, the ambassador noted that Turkmenistan is on the fourth place in the world according to the stocks natural gas.

At this event the energy project and the project of fiber optic lines of communication Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TAP) was also launched, and putting into operation of railroad Serhetabat (Turkmenistan) - Turgundi (Afghanistan) took place.

Mamedov also said that Asian DevelopmentBbank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the government of Japan expressed interest in the financing of the TAPI project.

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