Kazakhstan to support TAPI gas pipeline project.

By bne IntelliNews November 11, 2010
Kazakhstan will support the project of construction of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-Indie gas pipeline, Kazakh foreign minister Kanat Saudabayev has stated. He explained that stabilization of Afghanistan will benefit not only Afghanistan itself but also will allow to realize the TAPI project. Saudabayev added that for Kazakhstan as the continental country, access to the sea is an important priority thus Astana will support the project. To remind you, TAPI gas pipeline is planned to have capacity of 30 bcm and to run for over 1680 km. The route is to start from Turkmen gas field of Dovletabad and then to cross Herat and Kandahar, district of Quetta in Pakistan and to Fazlaka on the India-Pakistan border. The preliminary cost of the project is set at USD 3.3bn

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