TAPI Summit, Turkmenistan,,
Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Sh. Murli Deora at TAPI Summit, Turkmenistan on 11 December, 2010:
“TAPI Pipeline Project has the potential of becoming the new ‘Silk Route’ between Central Asia and South Asia. It would bring our countries closer and impart a new momentum to our age-old relations. Our Prime Minister has described the TAPI project the ‘Pipeline of Peace’.
The Project would enable flow of 38 mmscmd gas to India. This will not only aid the rapid economic growth of India but of all the participating countries in this Project. We are all equal stake holders in this project, and together we must ensure its success.
India strongly believes in regional cooperation, and this pipeline will be a testament to regional cooperation and solidarity. Our region has abundant natural resources, as also the capacity to utilize those resources. The TAPI gas pipeline will be the harbinger of economic growth and prosperity to us all. Through the Inter-Governmental Agreement and the GPFA, we have laid the foundation of the project. In the days ahead, we must together address all the attendant issues so that our common dream becomes a reality soon.”