Turkmenictan-China gas pipeline intensified economic processes in Central Asia
The gas pipeline has enormous importance in the context of intensifying economic processes in Central Asia, and in general, on the Eurasian continent, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said. According to national television channel Altin Asyr, he said about it the day before the meeting with President Hu Jintao, when he was on visit to Shanghai.
The new transnational highway was built by Chinese company CNPC and put into operation in December 2009. At this stage - the amount of supplies of Turkmen gas to China exceeded one billion cubic meters. The gas pipeline will reach the design annual capacity of 40 billion cubic meters according to the plans in 2012.
"The implementation of the Turkmenistan-China pipeline project serves as an example of relations based on equality, mutual awareness of the benefits that will be opened from the start of the practical implementation of this project," the Turkmen leader said. Berdimuhamedov also stressed the "closeness of views on issues related with ensuring reliability and security of supply of energy resources to world markets."