The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan left for Ashgabat today to attend the 22nd Steering Committee meeting of TAPI natural gas pipeline project.
The meeting is happening in the wake of the recent visit of Hon’ble Prime Minister to Turkmenistan during 10-11 July, 2015 followed by the visit of Deputy Prime Minister of Turkmenistan Mr. Baymurat Hojamuhammedov on 21 July, 2015 wherein the progress of TAPI natural gas pipeline project was one of the important agenda points.
India remains committed to play its rightful role with responsibility in implementing the over 1800 kms gas pipeline which is expected to deliver natural gas to the tune of approx. 38 MMSCMD at India’s western border, thereby enhancing the nation’s energy security.
Shri Pradhan is accompanied by a high-level delegation including senior officials of MoPNG and MEA besides CMD, GAIL and MD, OVL.