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President of Turkmenistan Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov (2nd R), Prime Minister of PakistanShahid Khaqan Abbasi attend the inauguration ceremony of TAPI pipeline construction work, in Herat, Afghanistan, Feb. 23, 2018.
The quartet aims to complete the 1,840-kilometre (1,143-mile) pipeline and begin pumping natural gas from Turkmenistan's giant Galkynysh gas field by the beginning of 2020.
Turkmenistan holds the world's fourth largest natural gas reserves, but in recent years has been strongly dependent on gas exports to China after Russian Federation reduced their gas imports.
The ceremony was attended by hundreds of guests, including presidents of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan, Prime Minister of Pakistan and India's Minister for External Affairs, in Herat, Afghanistan. He said the Afghanistan government's policy is a policy of "connectivity" and South Asia is being connected with Central Asia through Afghanistan, TOLO News reported.
"It [TAPI] will provide gas pipeline, power transmission, roads and rail and an economic zone".
Ghani described the project as a "corridor of development" and stressed on regional cooperation. Kabul is expected to earn up to $500 million annually in transit duties and the project will help create as many as 25,000 jobs, local media quoted Afghan analysts. "It is good and important and vital for the economy of Afghanistan", he said, noting the pipeline had been under consideration during the Taliban rule that ended in 2001. The prime minister emphasised on the need for greater military and defence cooperation between the two countries and offered to assist Turkmenistan in meeting its defence needs.
India's Minister of State External Affairs at the event said his country is committed to supporting the project.
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