Achieved Date
1848days in power
number of days to accomplish
Extending the Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline (TAPI) pipeline
In Progress
Socioeconomic Development
Wednesday, 12 August 2015
Last Updated on Sunday, 25 October 2015
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Promise Background
The plan for the Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline (TAPI) pipeline is primarily to transfer natural gas from Turkmenistan, through Afghanistan and then on to Pakistan and India. Each of the four countries involved in the project, which is considered the largest economic project underway in Afghanistan at the moment, have donated $5 million to the TAPI Consortium Limited.

Indicators to Measure Progress
  • 1. Plans and budget for the TAPI pipeline finalized
  • 2. Construction of the TAPI gas pipe extension begins
  • 3. TAPI gas pipeline extension completed"

February 2015: Representatives from the governments of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan and India are met in Islamabad for the final stage of planning for the Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline (TAPI) project, according to officials from the Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP). MoMP officials have confirmed that the price scale for gas that will be transported through the multinational pipeline has already been determined. In the first 10 years of the project, the government claims Afghanistan will benefit half a billion cubic meters of gas, in the following 10 years one billion, and in the third decade 1.5 billion.

The terms of the project are valid for 30 years, during which time it is expected roughly 30 trillion cubic meters of natural gas will be transferred to India and Pakistan via Afghanistan."

October 2015: At a meeting ahead of the 11th annual Afghanistan-American Matchmaking Conferencescheduled for December in Washington D.C, officials said new investment opportunities including the TAPI gas pipeline project have been created in Afghanistan and that the AACC has tried to harness opportunities by establishing joint Afghan-American investment companies.

Status Updated By:         Tolo News                                                                                                         

Associated Stories

1. Delegates Meet to Finalize TAPI Project in Islamabad Wednesday:

2. TAPI Nations Agree on Early Start to Pipeline Project: