Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

TAPI pipeline to spur regional uplift: US

TAPI pipeline to spur regional uplift: US

May 14, 2013 - 21:06

WASHINGTON (PANinfo-icon): Continuing to push for the ambitious gas pipeline crisscrossing Turkmenistan, Afghanistaninfo-icon, Pakistaninfo-icon and India, the United States has said it would lead to regional development.

“Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline, or TAPI, which stands to bring enormous energy relief to a region still saddled with aging coal generation facilities and inefficient power generation methods,” Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Robert Blake said.

In his address to the CEOs attending the Fourth US-India Energy Partnership Summit, he said more than half of India’s power came from coal. TAPI would help shift the region away from carbon-based energy sources, Blake added.

With the Obama administration opposed to the Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline and pushing for the TAPI project to address the massive energy shortage of India, Blake said the latter could allow unprecedented cooperation and commercial synergy.


Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.


Add new comment


Twitter Update