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Rising Security Risk for TAPI Pipeline in Afghanistan's Helmand Province

Increasing security risk in Greshk district of southern Helmand province in Afghanistan has raised deep concerns about the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline, according to local officials. Members of Helmand provincial council have meanwhile said that the volatile...

Afghanistan Will Raise Force for TAPI Security

Afghanistan will raise a 7,000-member security force to guard the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline, reported Radio Pakistan on Monday. Daud Shah Saba, Afghan Minister of Mines and Petroleum, told Upper House in Kabul that the force will be responsible for the security...

Afghan President Ghani Discusses TAPI Project With Tribal Leaders

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Sunday talked about the importance of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) to a gathering of tribal elders, reported TOLOnews. While addressing the gathering Ghani said, “The country supports regional and international projects so as to ensure positive...

TAPI Pipeline Project Inaugurated

The much delayed TAPI gas pipeline project was formally inaugurated on Sunday. The ground breaking ceremony, which was held in Mary in the southeastern part of Turkmenistan, was attended by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani along with Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov, Pakistan...

Pakistan Will Work on Ensuring Safety of TAPI Gas Pipeline

Pakistan is likely to use its influence on Taliban for the security of the much delayed Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline. Country’s defense minister Khwaja Mohammad Asif told BBC Urdu the project is very important for Pakistan and Islamabad will do everything...

Pakistan PM Sharif to Attend TAPI Groundbreaking Ceremony

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Turkmenistan on Friday for the inauguration of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project, Pakistan’s Daily Times newspaper reported Wednesday. Parliamentary Secretary for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahzadi Umarzadi...

TAPI Pipeline Constitution Work to Start on Dec. 13

Construction of much delayed Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline is finally expected to commence on Dec. 13, Turkmenistan Ambassador to Pakistan Atadjan Movlamov said Tuesday. Addressing a function in Islamabad, Movlamov said ground breaking ceremony of the 1,735-km long...

Turkmenistan Issues TAPI Pipeline Construction Orders

Turkmenistan’s government has issued orders to start construction of the  Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline, news agency AFP reported Monday. President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov on Saturday ordered state companies Turkmengaz and Turkmengazneftstroi to begin...

TAPI Ground-breaking Ceremony Next Month

Ground-breaking ceremony of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline will take place next month, Pakistan’s petroleum minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said Wednesday. Speaking at an event in Islamabad, he said that the pipeline would be laid in four years, reported Associated...

Work on TAPI Pipeline to Start in December

Turkmenistan will start work on Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline by year end, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Friday, reported news agency AP. According to the news agency, Sharif told a meeting of business leaders in Islamabad that he would travel to...

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