PM Nawaz Sharif lays foundation stone of TAPI Gas Pipeline

ASHGABAT: The foundation stone of TAPI gas pipeline project was laid at the Mary city of Turkmenistan on Sunday. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Indian Vice President Muhammad Hamid Ansari jointly performed the ground breaking of the 10 billion dollars trans regional energy project. The project to be completed by 2018 will bring gas from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. With the completion of 1735 kilometer gas pipeline, Pakistan will get 1,325 mmcfd supply of natural gas which will help overcome the energy deficits. Addressing the ceremony, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the groundbreaking of this mega project is the outcome of political acumen of the four regional countries. He said TAPI gas pipeline project will help promote peace and trade amongst the regional countries. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said TAPI project holds and significant place in Pakistan's energy outlook.(Turkmenistan News)