ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Mohammad Sadiq Sanjrani has called for early completion of the Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India (TAPI) Gas Pipeline Project and assured all out support of the Upper House of the Parliament for coordinating the efforts to this effect.
Chairman Senate Mohammad Sadiq Sanjrani observed this while talking to the Ambassador of Turkmenistan Atadjan Movlamov and Chairman TAPI Gas Pipeline Project Muhammet Murat Amanov on Monday.
Leader of the House Senator Shibli Faraz, Senator Aurangzeb Aurakzai and Managing Director Inter State Gas System (ISGS) Mubin Solat were also present during the meeting.
Chairman Senate was apprised that both Pakistan and Turkmenistan have taken measures for early implementation of this important regional project. He was informed that survey activities in majority of the areas have been completed whereas some components of the project need further survey, which would be completed soon.
The necessary documentations have also been completed and different financial institutions are also onboard for execution of the project.
Chairman Senate said that Senate of Pakistan is playing a proactive role for resolving the energy issues and a comprehensive report on energy sector has already been compiled by the Senate Standing Committee headed by the Leader of the House in Senate Senator Shibli Faraz.
He said that Senate would also coordinate the efforts for early completion of TAPI Gas Pipeline Project in close collaboration with the Government of Balochistan and other relevant departments.
He said that this project is of utmost importance as it would not only provide connectivity with the Europe through the Central Asia but also help meet the energy requirements of the region. He said that different associated projects with this pipeline are also beneficial for the country and the region’s overall development and progress.
Sadiq Sanjrani said that Pakistan and Turkmenistan have cordial relations at all the levels and boosting the parliamentary linkages would further steer the economic cooperation between the two countries.