State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid day said Bangladesh wants to join Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) natural gas pipeline as the country needs huge gas to keep up the trend of development.
He said this when Turkmenistan’s non-resident ambassador to Bangladesh Parakhat Durdyev met him at his secretariat office here.
The state minister hoped the TAPI gas pipeline will open a new door of potentialities in the region.
Turkmenistan ambassador welcomed the interest of Bangladesh to join TAPI project.
Parakhat Durdyev said there is scopes for doing more works for the two countries in the petro product related sector.
The ambassador said gas is going to Hong Kong from Turkmenistan through the pipeline while CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) is also going to Afghanistan, Iran and China.