Ministry of Mines & Petroleum/TAPI
Ministry of Mines and Petroleum is an enabler of the sector’s development and steward of all mineral and hydrocarbon resources through the implementation of international best practice, policies, regulations and procedures to encourage environmentally and socially acceptable private investment. It is the responsibility of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum to ensure progress in research, exploration, development, and exploitation of both minerals and hydrocarbons. The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum approach is to create the highest level of ministerial competence, promote clear and transparent investment opportunities through modern laws, regulation and policies; and develop a progressive and inviting fiscal regime. The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum has number of development projects which are setting up, supporting and monitoring through the PSU Directorate within the Ministry of Mines & Petroleum.
About TAPI Coordination Office:
The Turkmenistan- Afghanistan- Pakistan- India Natural Gas Pipeline (TAPI) project aims to export up to 33 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year through, a proposed, approximately 1,800 km pipeline from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.
The TAPI Project Office was established in 2016 and is tasked to work as a management, cooperating and coordination body between government of Afghanistan, TAPI Pipeline Company Limited (TPCL) and other stakeholders of the TAPI project.
TAPI Project Office will work closely with all stakeholders to speed-up and pave the way for better coordination of TAPI activities inside Afghanistan, and represent Afghanistan in TAPI project stakeholders’ meetings.
Moreover, the Office will serve as single source for managing, coordinating, reporting and overall cooperating with stakeholders on TAPI project related matters.