TAPI Gas pipeline work to kick off in Pakistan
Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline work will kick off in Pakistan this month as Tapi Company, which has the mandate to run the pipeline, has awarded the project management consultant (PMC) contract to German firm ILF.
The consultant is ready to conduct route survey, detailed engineering and feasibility study in the current month.
“A team from Turkmenistan will reach Islamabad on February 14 to begin work on the route survey, engineering and feasibility study to implement the Tapi pipeline project,” a senior government official said.
The team will first start work in Pakistan and then it will proceed to Afghanistan.
“Pipeline construction and gas-field development has started in Turkmenistan and we appreciate efforts of Turkmenistan authorities to expedite the project,” Inter State Gas Systems Managing Director Mobin Saulat said.