The 22nd Steering Committee meeting of the TAPI gas pipeline project was held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on 6th August, 2015.
The Pakistani delegation was led by the Federal Minister of Petroleum, Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbassi. The Minister of State, Mr. Jam Kamal and MD, ISGS, were also part of the delegation.
The meeting appreciated the steady but important progress being made by the project. It also commended the Turkmen side for their indefatigable efforts in ensuring the project moves forward. The meeting also noted it’s satisfaction over setting the December 2015 deadline for the ground breaking of the project.
In addition, the TAPI parties expressed their confidence in an alternative strategy proposed by Turkmenistan which would see TurkmenGaz emerge as a leading stakeholder along with multinationals in a new consortium leader arrangement. The Afghan, Pakistani and Indian parties appreciated the excellent Turkmen proposal and satisfaction in achieving this critical milestone.