Saturday, March 7, 2015
TAPI pipeline will move natural gas from Turkmenistan to the other three countries. Unfortunately politics, competition, and security are obstacles to be overcome. Current plans are for the much-delayed development project to be completed in 2018. India, once seen as a major benefactor and leader in the pipeline project, is becoming sidelined. Read more in "TAPI and India's Future in Eurasia", The Diplomat, February 27, 2015.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The CASA-1000 project is an ambitious venture - supported by the United States - to have Central Asian countries export surplus electricity to Afghanistan and Pakistan during the summer months. While there are many critics of this program the U.S. State Department and USAID believe it will change the economic environment for Central Asia and specifically, Afghanistan. Read more in "Powering a New Silk Road: Helping Connect Supply with Demand in South and Central Asia", USAID Frontlines, November / December 2014.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
"Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India Establish Landmark TAPI Pipeline Company", Asian Development Bank, November 13, 2014.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed grant agreements with the Afghan Ministry of Finance (MoF) for two energy projects that will finance expansion of the country's transmission network. Read more in this news story by the Energy Business Review published on December 17, 2013. Read more news on development in Afghanistan here.