TAPI gas pipeline project the first step of peace for Afghanistan

TAPIInayat Ur Rehman "Saqib"

TAPI gas pipeline project the first step of peace for Afghanistan

The Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan–India Pipeline (TAPI), also known as Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline, is a natural gas pipeline being developed by the Asian Development Bank. The pipeline will transport Caspian Sea natural gas from Turkmenistan’s Galkynys gas field, the pipeline will pass along the Kandahar-Herat Highway, and moving through Pakistan, it will culminate at the Indian town of Fazilka, near the Pak-Indian border. Construction on the project started in Turkmenistan on 13 December 2015. The pipeline is expected to be operational by 2019. The pipeline will be 1,420 millimetres (56 in) in diameter with a working pressure of 100 standard atmospheres (10,000 kPa). The capacity will be 33 billion cubic metres (1.2 trillion cubic feet) of natural gas per year of which 5 billion cubic metres (180 billion cubic feet) will be provided to Afghanistan and 14 billion cubic metres (490 billion cubic feet) to each Pakistan and India. Six compressor stations would be constructed along the pipeline.  the cost of the pipeline project estimate was $10 billion.

The Tapi gas pipeline project is a positive step towards enhancing bilateral and regional ties among Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. This project has the potential of ushering in an era of regional prosperity and can prove to be a game-changer in the region.

Afghan people hopeful to TAPI gas pipeline project. Days after the TAPI project opening, peoples of Afghanistan come out and walked a roads in Kabul, Kandahar, Khost, Ghor, Kunduz, Laghman, Herat and Helmand provinces to celebrated TAPI project, because in the history its a big project in Afghanistan.

TAPI Gas project have more benefits but two major benefits for Afghanistan economy and peace.

1- Economy:

  • from This project maximum $500 million tax will come to Afghanistan per year.

  • More then 12000 afghans will get jobs in this project.

  • A long this pipeline a road will be made which will connect few province of Afghanistan from that road people will do easily transaction.

  • in future Afghanistan will sale own gas from this pipeline.

2- Peace:

  • For that pipeline 7000 troops will be appointed in Afghanistan, which will help to bring peace for that area.

  • This four country will do struggle for peace in Afghanistan. because without peace TAPI project just will be a dream.

  • TAPI will help to stop talibanism project in Afghanistan.

We are hoping to will complete TAPI Gas pipeline and will bring stability and peace to Afghanistan.

Writer: Inayat Ur Rehman “Saqib”
 Social Organizer –  MBR

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