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Work on TAPI Project Is Not Delayed: Acting Minister of Mines

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Addressing the Council of Ministers meeting on Monday, Acting Minister of Mines Nargis Nehan denied the rumors that work on the TAPI gas pipeline project has been delayed.

She reported on the progress of the project and assured that the work on the project was going at a normal pace.

She said the issues regarding land acquisition were resolved and work on the project has not been stopped.

She added that five projects related to TAPI were underway in Herat province. These projects include, demining, land acquisition, environmental protection and surveys.

Nehan also said that companies involved in the projects are directed to recruit women, repatriates and needy people from the surrounding areas.

Meanwhile, CEO Abdullah Abdullah expressed optimism about the project and asked the ministry of mines to know the price of gas provided to Afghanistan from the project.

Abul Hadi Hedayati, deputy head of the Telecommunication and Information Technology (CIT) informed the meeting about evaluation of CTI law and code of conduct.

The official also briefed the meeting regarding a digital CASA-1000 project and said the implementation of this would help cut the internet price down by half.


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