At Friday's meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan, Deputy Prime Minister M. Meredov, who is responsible for the fuel and energy sector, reported on compliance with the plans of construction works on the Turkmen section of TAPI.
He noted that the welding work in Turkmenistan up to the Afghan border has already been completed and the laying of the welded pipes is ongoing. According to the deputy prime minister, large gate valves will be installed along the gas pipeline.
"Türkmengaz has agreed with a Chinese company to supervise the construction being carried out in Turkmenistan. The partners from Hong Kong will also monitor the construction of the gas compressor system.
Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov instructed the deputy prime minister to continue to control the process of laying the pipeline. The Turkmen leader also emphasized the need for greater participation of international organizations, financial structures and oil and gas companies in the project.
Under the project the length of TAPI will be more than 1.8 thousand km. The planned capacity is 33 billion cubic meters of gas per year.