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Caretaker govt okays work on Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project

The project is aimed at addressing country’s increasing energy needs
An Iranian worker stands in front of a section of a pipeline after the project was launched during a ceremony with presidents of Iran and Pakistan on March 11, 2013 in the Iranian border city of Chah Bahar. (AFP/File)
An Iranian worker stands in front of a section of a pipeline after the project was launched during a ceremony with presidents of Iran and Pakistan on March 11, 2013 in the Iranian border city of Chah Bahar. (AFP/File)

The caretaker Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCoE) on Friday approved work on the 80-kilometer segment of the Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline project inside Pakistan.

The committee recommended, on a summary of the Petroleum Division “to start work on the 80 km segment of the pipeline inside Pakistan i.e., from Pakistan border up till Gwadar in the first phase,” the Ministry of Energy said in a press release.

The project will be executed by Inter State Gas Systems (Pvt) Ltd. and will be funded through the Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC).

All the concerned divisions gave a nod to move ahead with the project to ensure gas supplies to the people of Pakistan, addressing the increasing energy needs of the country.

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“This will not only boost the energy security of Pakistan but would enhance the confidence of the local industry who would be ensured with the enhanced gas supplies,” it said.

The project would also catalyse the economic activity in the province of Balochistan and will contribute to the economic progress of Pakistan.

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