Bangladesh wants to join TAPI pipeline

August 06, 2017 17:00:02

Bangladesh wants to join Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) natural gas pipeline as the country needs huge gas to keep up the trend of development.
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said this on Sunday when Turkmenistan’s non-resident ambassador to Bangladesh Parakhat Durdyev met him at his Secretariat office.
The state minister hoped the TAPI gas pipeline will open a new door of potentialities in the region.
The Turkmenistan ambassador welcomed the interest of Bangladesh to join TAPI project.
Parakhat Durdyev said there is scopes for doing more works for the two countries in the petro product related sector.
The ambassador said gas is going to Hong Kong from Turkmenistan through the pipeline while CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) is also going to Afghanistan, Iran and China.
During the meeting, Parakhat Durdyev handed over an innovation letter to Nasrul Hamid to join the 28th conference of International Energy Charter on November 28 and 29 in Turkmenistan’s capital of Ashgabat.

source – BSS