PM Abbasi in Turkmenistan for TAPI pipeline project inauguration

Lucy Bush
February 25, 2018

Terming the project a message for future generation, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said: "We hope our next generation will see this pipeline as the foundation of a joint position in our region which is aimed at improving our economy, providing jobs and increasing our security, all in our fight against extremists".

Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India (Tapi) on Friday ceremonially broke ground on the Afghan section of an ambitious, multi-billion dollar gas pipeline expected to help ease energy deficits in South Asia.

The ceremony was attended by hundreds of guests, including presidents of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan, Prime Minister of Pakistan and India's Minister for External Affairs, in Herat, Afghanistan.

Chiefs to trade Marcus Peters to Rams
During the game at Houston, teammates appeared to hold back an emotional Peters on the sideline from confronting a coach. Peters' decision to not standing during the national anthem, however, drew the most controversy.

"Afghanistan believes in a policy of connectivity, not separation", Ashraf Ghani, the country's president, told the gathered dignitaries.

Turkmenistan has completed construction of gas pipeline in its section under TAPI project, following which a groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled to be performed at the Turkmen border city of Serhetabat tomorrow to take the pipeline to Afghanistan. The Prime Minister apprised the President of the successful expansion in road network across the length and breadth of Pakistan including six-lane motorways that will connect to Western China and the regional countries. This is because flow of more gas to Pakistan and India would mean sustainability of energy for their economic development while it would contribute a lot in generating economic activity in the war-torn Afghanistan.

He said the implementation of the TAPI project was the "biggest achievement for the countries involved". Apart from contributing towards resolution of the problem of critical energy shortage in the region, it would also be a source of income for Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan. He said the Turkmen president owing to his vision converted the TAPI project into an energy and communications corridor which would have IT connectivity, besides road and rail links.

Samsung sharply reduced its OLED display production
That's a significant drop compared to the initial goal of 45 million to 50 million iPhone panels. It means we could see more mid-range Android smartphones with OLED screens in the near future.

A Pakistani cultural troupe performed at the occasion along with their counterparts from partner TAPI countries.

He said Pakistan is a huge market for investors and provides peace, security and stability.

Abbasi said Pakistan has added ten thousand megawatts of power in the last four years.

Mueller files new charge against lawyer accused of lying to investigators
Van der Zwaan is represented by a team from Cooley, including partners William Schwartz, David Mills and Laura Grossfield Birger. They discussed how a criminal complaint in Ukraine could implicate a former Ukrainian official, Skadden and Manafort himself.

Other reports by Info About Network

Discuss This Article