Pakistan, Turkmenistan to give big push to TAPI project


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Turkmenistan are set to engage in talks in a bid to take a giant leap forward in executing the US-backed transnational pipeline project that will connect four countries in Central and South Asia.

Under the project called Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India (Tapi) gas pipeline, Ashgabat and French energy major Total have signed a memorandum of understanding for a service contract for gas extraction in the Central Asian state, say officials aware of the development.