Turkmenistan and ADB
In the Spotlight
The shareholders of the TAPI Pipeline Company Limited (TPCL) signed an Investment Agreement in a ceremony witnessed by petroleum ministers and senior government officials of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, and senior ADB officials. The agreement will pave the way for long-term gas sales that will allow Turkmenistan to diversify its gas export markets and support growth.
In 2015, Central Asian countries made strides improving the environment for cross-border e-commerce in the region.
The shareholders of the TAPI Pipeline Company Limited signed an historic agreement on 13 December 2015 in the Turkmen city of Mary to commemorate the start of construction of the Turkmen portion of the planned 1,800 km Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) natural gas pipeline project.
ADB interventions in Turkmenistan envisage, among other things, promoting the private sector, as well as knowledge sharing, and capacity building initiatives, in line with ADB's Midterm Review of Strategy 2020.
ADB began working with Turkmenistan in 2000 and has since been helping to diversify the country’s economic base and increase its share of regional trade.
Given Turkmenistan’s vast energy resources and strategic location, ADB operations focus on enhancements to the country’s transport and energy sectors, with infrastructure projects fostering regional cooperation. ADB has also provided expert advice through a technical assistance grant to facilitate the long-term exporting of power to Afghanistan.
Projects in Turkmenistan
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Population in Turkmenistan, in millions (2015)
Average annual population growth rate in Turkmenistan (2010-2015)
Internet users in Turkmenistan, per 100 population (2014)
Maternal mortality ratio in Turkmenistan, per 100,000 live births (2015)