The 20th Steering Committee Meeting of the TAPI Gas Pipeline Project was held in Islamabad on 11th February, 2015. The meeting was attended by Honorable Ministers from all four countries and a senior delegation from the Asian Development Bank.
Federal Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources, H.E. Shahid Khaqan Abbassi welcomed counterparts from Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and India and the ADB delegation. The Honorable Minister, in his opening remarks, welcomed the delegates to Pakistan and stressed on the need to build on the positive momentum that has been witnessed in recent months and take the project forward.
The Islamabad Steering Committee Meeting can be termed very successful since all parties deliberated and unanimously agreed to setting practical, workable timelines for the project and appointing a Consortium Leader.
A CEO’s Roundtable session was also held during the meeting which was attended by CEO’s from two leading Russian and Chinese entities.
The parties agreed to continue to work together and sustain the progress witnessed in recent months. The visiting delegations thanked the Pakistani side for excellent arrangements and on holding a successful Steering Committee Meeting.