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First RECCA Ambassadorial Coordination Meeting of 2018 held in Kabul

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted the first RECCA Ambassadorial Coordination Meeting of 2018 today in Kabul. The meeting was attended by the Heads of Mission of the RECCA regional and partner countries and organizations, deputy ministers and high level

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Turkmenistan begins preparation for building Afghan section of TAPI

Turkmenistan has completed evaluation of the much-awaited Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline and is preparing for building the Afghan section of the pipeline, announced chairman of the project, Muhummet Murat Amanov, on Thursday at the “TAPI and Its Impacts on the

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ADB may take part in financing TAPI

The Asian Development Bank  (ADB) may join to finance the construction of the long-delayed Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project, said Chin Choon Fong, senior advisor at the Central and West Asia Department of the bank. The official added that it is

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Ghani discusses TAPI project with his Turkmen counterpart

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani discussed the implementation of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project and other bilateral relations with his Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in a telecom conversation on Thursday. The two presidents exchanged views on the issues of

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TAPI pipeline to receive $2.5bn credit facility from Siemens

The German engineering company Siemens has offered to loan USD 2.5bn for compressors for Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline. Turkmenistan has agreed to buy compressions from Siemens and the deal is soon going to be finalized. The vital gas pipeline needs

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Afghanistan key player in regional energy projects

According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Afghanistan is an integral part of the major energy projects, such as  the Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TUTAP) and Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline, in the region. The TUTAP project serves to import electricity from the energy

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TAPI project plays a key role in stabilizing Afghan economy

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani , Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif , Indian vice president Hamid Ansari and their host Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on Sunday inaugurated the USD-10bn Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline project in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. The long-awaited TAPI natural gas

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President Ghani leaves to Turkmenistan to attend the TAPI inaugural ceremony

President Ashraf Ghani left to Turkmenistan this morning to attend the inauguration ceremony of the long-awaited Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline. Leading a high-level delegation, President Ghani will also participate in the conference organized on neutral policies of international cooperation on

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TAPI project kicks off in December: Comfirms President Ghani

President Ashraf Ghani has confirmed that the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project would kick off in December 2015. He made these remarks at a meeting with the East-West Foundation at the Presidential Palace. According to a statement from the Presidential Palace,

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Turkmenistan fires the starting pistol on TAPI pipeline

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdynukhamedov has ordered to begin work on the construction of the much-awaited Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline. Holding the world’s fourth largest natural gas reserves, Turkmenistan is keen to diversify its natural gas exports and the TAPI project has been

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Afghan government calls on private sector to invest in TAPI

The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum called on the Afghan private sector to invest in the long-awaited Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline. Mahaiuddin Noori, spokesperson for the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, said this move was to encourage investment and create job

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Work on the much awaited TAPI gas pipeline to begin in December

Turkmenistan will begin work on the much awaited Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline in early December. Holding the world’s fourth largest natural gas reserves, Turkmenistan is keen to diversify its natural gas exports and the TAPI project has been touted by

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President Ghani attends SCO and BRICS summits in Russia

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani left for Russia on Thursday morning to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) summits. President Ghani will discuss regional cooperation and its importance for Afghanistan’s economic growth

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21st TAPI summit being held in Kabul today

The 21st summit of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline is being held in Kabul today. Representatives of the mines and petroleum ministry of the concerned nations will discuss the improvements achieved during the implementation of the project. The pipeline will be

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Trans-Afghanistan gas pipeline at its final stage

Negotiations for the much-awaited Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project have reached the final stage. Indian Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday that project would soon become a reality, as the project is at its final stage. The 21st Summit

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“TAPI- a pipeline of opportunities”-Afghan Minister of Mines and Petroleum

Afghan Minister of Mines and Petroleum, Dr. Daud Saba, regarded the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline as a pipeline of opportunities that will bring Afghanistan, Pakistan and India closer. Dr. Saba assured that the representatives of both Pakistan and India were

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Kabul to host the 21st TAPI summit

The 21st Summit of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline will be hosted in Afghanistan’s capital city, Kabul, within two months. The officials of the concerned nations will finalize the inception date of the project during the upcoming meeting. The pipeline will

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TAPI project in a limbo once again

The much-awaited Tajikistan-Turkmenistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project is once again in a limbo after Turkmenistan backed off from the project in a meeting in Islamabad. The USD 10bn pipeline has been pending due to absence of a credible operator. The

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Afghanistan, Turkmenistan sign cooperation pact in the field of electric power

President Ashraf Ghani led a high-level delegation to Ashgabat, Turkmenistan to confer on enhancing bilateral relations between the two nations. He was accompanied by his two vice-presidents, Gen. Abdur Rashid Dostam and Mohammad Mohaqiq, National Security Adviser Hanif Atmar and

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Afghanistan, Turkmenistan discuss possible transit-transport corridor

Afghan delegation headed by the Director-General of Economic Cooperation department of the Afghanistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wahidullah Waisi, met with Turkmen Foreign Ministry in Asghabat to discuss areas of economic cooperation between the two nations. The parties conferred on

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Operational accord signed on TAPI gas pipeline

Turkmenistan, 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

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Technical works of TAPI project kick off

According to the Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, technical works of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India project have kicked off and the construction work is expected to begin at the beginning of 2015. The Afghan government has earmarked USD 5mn for the

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TAPI’s design work in progress

According to the Institute of Strategic Planning and Economic Development of Turkmenistan, design work on Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline is underway. The 1735km gas pipeline is expected to stretch from the largest gas field in Turkmenistan, Galkynysh, through Afghanistan’s provinces

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TAPI's design work in progress

According to the Institute of Strategic Planning and Economic Development of Turkmenistan, design work on Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline is underway. The 1735km gas pipeline is expected to stretch from the largest gas field in Turkmenistan, Galkynysh, through Afghanistan’s provinces

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ADB pledges USD 1 billion to support Afghanistan’s energy sector

Addressing the international academic seminar on Energy Security of Afghanistan and Region held in Kabul, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Country Director Joji Tokeshi said ADB had pledged USD 1 billion to finance Afghanistan’s energy sector. “In the power subsector, generation

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