Regional: Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Natural Gas Pipeline Project

Sovereign Project | 44463-012 Status: Closed


Finance the 8th and 9th TWG meetings as well as the 12th SCM, which will serve as venues for dialogues and consultations to accelerate agreements on the IGA and model GSPA.

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Project Name Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Natural Gas Pipeline Project
Project Number 44463-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7632-REG: Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Natural Gas Pipeline Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy utility services

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description Finance the 8th and 9th TWG meetings as well as the 12th SCM, which will serve as venues for dialogues and consultations to accelerate agreements on the IGA and model GSPA.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Governments of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan asked ADB to be the Secretariat. India joined the project in 2006. The Project wil promote regional cooperation by joining the national interests through the provision and purchase of large amount of gas.
Impact Increased energy security in Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan, and enhanced energy market development in Turkmenistan.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Enhanced regional cooperation in Central West Asia on energy trading.
Progress Toward Outcome The 8th and 9th Technical Working Group (TWG) meetings, as well as the 12th Steering Committe meeting, were successfully held between November to December 2010. The Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) and Gas Pipeline Framework Agreement (GPFA) were signed at the Heads of State/Government Summit held on 7-11 Dec 2010.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. 8th and 9th TWG meetings facilitated IGA and model GSPA agreements.

2. 12th SCM finalized the IGA

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) 8th and 9th TWG meetings were facilitated in November and December 2010, respectively. The 12th SCM was held in December 2010. IGA and GPFA were finalized while model Gas Sales and Purchase Agreement was further negotiated. All activities completed - for financial closing
Geographical Location Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The governments of the four participating countries have been consulted through their relevant ministry heads.
During Project Implementation Technical working group meetings and steering committee meeting were held to facilitate agreements related to regional energy trading.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services 2 person-months of international individual consultant (legal advisor) to provide advice in finalizing bankable agreements and contracts for the project.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Fumiko Kawawaki
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines


Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2010
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2010 to 25 Mar 2010
Approval 05 Nov 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 15 Nov 2010
Last PDS Update 20 Apr 2011

TA 7632-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Nov 2010 - 05 Nov 2010 31 Dec 2010 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 05 Nov 2010 217,430.00

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