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Operational accord signed on TAPI gas pipeline

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Operational accord signed on TAPI gas pipeline

TAPITurkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India signed an operational agreement on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project.

The 700km pipeline will deliver up to 33 billion cubic meters of gas annually with Afghanistan receiving 16% of the gas and Pakistan and India receiving about 42% of the gas each.

The pipeline will bring USD 450mn in revenue to Afghanistan and generate employment opportunities for thousands of youth.

Starting from Dawlatabad area of Turkmenistan, the pipeline crosses Farah, Herat, Kandahar and Helmand provinces of Afghanistan and reaching India through Pakistan.

In the meantime, spokesperson for Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs assured that Afghan security forces were prepared to provide security for the project.

Around 6,000 Afghan security forces will be deployed to cover security for TAPI project.

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