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TAPI pipeline project survey began in Herat

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TAPI pipeline project survey began in Herat
 The TAPI gas pipeline project survey began in Herat province, and its construction work is due to begin in the fall of this year.
Nargis Nehan, Acting Minister of Mines and Petroleum Ministry, told the media that investors are thinking that a project that has not been implemented for 30 years, whether it would be able to be implemented in the next few years? She added that there is still resistance, and we will not be able to implement it in its due time.
Although the armed Taliban said they support the project, but security concerns are still exists.
Last month, Taliban in Farah province intensified their attacks, and some Afghan experts say the motive behind the Taliban attacks is this the TAPI project not to be launched.
It is believed that if this project completes the 1800-kilometer gas pipeline, annually, about 33 billion cubic meters of Turkmenistan gas will be exported to Pakistan and India through Afghanistan.
Afghanistan will consume about 5 billion cubic meters of gas and will change the cooking and refinement of Afghan families.
Meanwhile, the Regional Development Director of ADB says the bank will provide Afghanistan share in TAPI project, and the World Bank will monitor energy and fertilizer projects.
According to the  Head of the Regional Development Director, Herat will become an industrial city with the implementation of the project.
Aman Ghaleb, Head of Breshna Sherkat said the company will give priority to electricity production from gas.
The Breshna Sherkat will focus in this issue that in which region the Brishna Kot to be built for gas pipeline project, Ghaleb stated.
The TAPI project is a historic event that with beginning of its work, it would bring great hope to Afghanistan’s economic prosperity, but the concern about the security of the project is the issue that proposed by people’s representatives.
According to a number of representatives of the provinces where pipelines pass through, their districts are believed the project to be confronted with security challenges and say that the Afghan government should be vigilant in the connection. 
Nasima Niyazi, representative of the Helmand people in this connection said that of the four provinces where the TAPI gas pipelines will pass is not only in the interest of the regional countries and neighbors, but also with the implementation of this project in Afghanistan, beside the creation of job opportunity for more than 30,000 individuals, Afghanistan will receive $ 500 million annually for gas transit.