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Afghanistan Would Annually Benefit $500 Through TAPI Project, Noori

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Mines and Petroleum spokesperson, Mahiuddin Noori said, by inauguration of TAPI project, Afghanistan would annually benefit $500m.”
President Ghani along with his accompanied delegation including minister of mines and petroleum, Dawoud Shah Saba arrived in Turkmenistan on Saturday to inaugurate TAPI project, Noori further said. This is a regionally important project and outstanding achievement made by the government of national unity during one last year, as it was inaugurated yesterday in Turkmenistan, Noori added. Besides, the project will also provide job opportunities to thousands Afghans directly and indirectly, Noori went on to say. During the last two months, these four countries have been really keen to implement the project, which resulted to be the witness of such a process in Turkmenistan, Noori believes. The project were expected to be inaugurated and utilized a few years ago, but the reason behind delay of the project were not specifying the exact location of the area and many more issues, that fortunately during the last years works on them were going on until it wrapped up, Noori added.  TAPI project will pass through Afghanistan and Pakistan borders which length 735km to cross the southwest provinces and to reach India through Pakistan, Noori continued.  Meanwhile, a number of experts calling inauguration of the project vital, adding through the project tens of thousands of Afghanistan will be employed and the Afghan government will obtain millions of dollars revenues through it. Saifuddin Saihoun, an economist’ Supporting TAPI project is an important step toward economic self-sufficiency of Afghanistan, because through its implementation, the country will be a linkage point in Middle Asia, east and south of the continent. It is expected that the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to have great share in the project people believe that by beginning of the TAPI project, thousands of our countrymen will be employed and it will also strengthen the country’s economy. This in a time that the NUG efforts made in this regard shows that by inauguration of the project, the Afghan people would benefit so much and it will also create a regional convergence.

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