A delegation of senior officials from Turkmenistan will arrive in Pakistan next week. During the negotiations, the parties will try to solve all the currently existing reasons for the delays in the construction of the TAPI gas pipeline and to outline the start date of the pipeline construction works. It is reported by the Pakistani edition of The Express Tribune .
The parties have already discussed the preliminary terms of the intergovernmental agreement, the signing of which is expected following the meeting.
The document will allow TAPI Pipeline Company Ltd to carry out work on a gas pipeline in Pakistan over the next 25 years: open an office, issue visas to employees and secure their investments.
Pakistani Inter State Gas Systems (ISGS) Managing Director Mobin Saulat said the meeting will discuss crucial details and that Pakistan has already announced full support for the project.
Recall that a few days ago, according to the Pakistani Daily Times, inspections in the case of embezzlement of more than $ 250 million were launched in Pakistan , which were allocated for the feasibility study of the pipeline. The suspect was Mobin Saulat.
In addition, this week, Minister of Economy of Afghanistan Mustafa Mastoor announced that $ 9-12 billion is not enough for the construction of the TAPI gas pipeline across the country and the government is waiting for foreign investment.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan