Engineering Post Report
Pakistan and Turkmenistan have at last signed the TAPI Joint Implementation Plan only in the second week of June 2023 which has been hanging in the balance for the last more than 8 years..
This great regional initiative of mega gas pipeline project was floated by Manila, the Philipines, headquartered Asian Development Bank (ADB) in 2015, seemingly a bridge between South Asia and Central Asia and was taken up by four countries Pakistan, Afghanistan and India besides Turkmenistan..
The regional connectivity gas pipeline, as and when completed through active participation, cooperation, and honoring of commitments by the partnering countries for the welfare and well-being of their people, will supply the natural gas from Turkmenistan’s Galkynysh Gas Field through Afghanistan into Pakistan and then to India’s Fazilka area.(Eastern Punjab).
Construction on the project in Turkmenistan was for laying of the pipeline was inaugurated on December 13, 2015, work on the Afghanistan section began in February 2018 and it was followed by launching of the work in Pakistan in December 2018. No information was immediately known in this regard as so for as India was concerned. Once operational hopefully in due course of time despite being delayed for pretty long period, the TAPI project will transform the regional energy landscape contributing to economic prosperity.
The TAPI pipeline was likely to carry 33 billion meter of natural gas per year. The 1814 kilometers long gas pipeline stretches from Galkynsh , the world’s second largest gas field on to Indian city of Fazilka near Pakistan’s border via Afghanistan. Please keep your fingers crossed ad pray for early completion of this important project despite its being inordinately delayed for varying known and known reasons.