The Diplomatic Society

 
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Pak-Iran Gas Pipeline Project inauguration

President Asif Ali Zardari visited Tehran on 11 March 2013 on a day-long visit to Iran to formally inaugurate Pak-Iran Gas Pipeline Project along with his Iranian counterpart Mehmood Ahmedinijad.

The ceremony would mark the start of work on the 781-kilometre pipeline earmarked for the Pakistani side of the border. It will cost $1.5 billion. The pipeline on the Iranian side is almost complete.

An Iranian-Pakistani consortium will complete work on the project at a cost of $7.5 billion.

Pakistan will start receiving gas after completion of the project in December 2014. Iran will supply seven hundred fifty million cubic feet gas to Pakistan.

Both the Presidents will also sign an accord for 400‚000-barrel capacity oil refinery in Gwadar.

It is his second visit to Teheran during the last two weeks. It is expected that some other heads of state and government of the region will also attend the ceremony.

The President‚ despite the International pressure‚ has categorically stated that the gas pipeline project is very important to meet Pakistan's energy requirements.

He has said the PPP government will never compromise on projects‚ which are in the best national interest.

In an interview to Ptv‚ Minister for Information Qamar Zaman Kaira termed the gas pipeline project as an important milestone for development of the country.

He said it will go a long way in meeting energy requirements of the country.

Pakistan High Commission, Colombo

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
_________________________________________________

May 2017 Edition

_________________________________________________

Translater


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

South Africa and Brazil enjoy strong relations 16 May 2017 South African International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane hosted the Minister of External Relations of the... <|> Ambassador Christophe Farnaud awards Alan Mabin On Monday 15 May 2017, the Ambassador of France to South Africa, H.E. Mr Christophe Farnaud, hosted a reception in honor of Professor Alan Mabin to... <|> SKA SA bags yet another milestone 17 May 2017 The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) SA team has presented the first Array Release (AR) 1.5 images taken with MeerKAT 32, to Science and Technology... <|> Paint the World 21 May 2017 Ms Lika Torikashvili, a Georgian teenager and five of her friends took some balloons and a guitar to a hospital in Tbilisi to cheer up patients with colour and music.... <|> Easing travel regulations between South Africa and Kenya 3 May 2016 South Africa and Kenya have announced measures that will make travelling between the two countries easier. South African Home... <|> SA participates in National Urban Policy conference 21 May 2017 South African Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister Andries Nel has participated in the Second International... <|> IDSA Organizes Successful Charity Bazaar 22 May 2017 The International Diplomatic Spouses Association (IDSA) organized a successful Charity Bazaar and Family Fun Day at the St. Mary’s DSG in... <|> AU - EU has a strong Partnership 22 May 2017 Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid, the African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy has stated that the AU-EU partnership is one of the most structured of... <|> Travel across Africa 19 May 2017 Africa Visa Openness Index notes that Africans were able to travel more freely across the continent in 2016 compared to 2015. The African Development Bank in... <|> Hungary and South Africa Water cooperation 24 May 2017 Mr Szilverszter Bus, Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade for Hungary was in South Africa. A cooperation... <|>
© copyright 2011-2017| The Diplomatic Society| All Rights Reserved.