18th Steering Committee Meeting of TAPI Natural Gas Pipeline Project
The 18th Steering Committee Meeting of the TAPI gas pipeline project was held in Ashgabat. The meeting was attended by delegation from partner countries and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The Pakistani delegation was lead by the Honorable Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbassi and other senior officials including MD, ISGS, Mr. Mobin Saulat.
ADB apprised the participants of the updates on the decisions taken during the previous Steering Committee meetings. The meeting also exchanged views and ideas on the interest and selection of interested parties in becoming consortium leaders. The parties requested the ADB to continue to act as the project secretariat. At the conclusion of the meeting, the Operations Agreements, a milestone agreement, was signed between the parties, TurkmenGaz, Afghan Gas Enterprise, ISGS and Gail.