PAKISTAN

 
Published: Tuesday 31 March 1998

The proposed US $1.9 billion gas pipeline from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan is expected to be completed by the year 2001, a government official said recently. "The gas pipeline will have a capacity of 1.5 billion cubic feet per day of gas transmission and is expected to be completed by 2001," Pakistan's petroleum and natural resources minister Chaudhry Nisar told an oil and gas conference held in Islamabad. Work on the pipeline which will travel through the war-ravaged nation of Afghanistan is expected to begin in December.

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