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Pakistan, Iran begin technical level IPI talks

Islamabad, Oct 16, IRNA


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Senior Pakistani and Iranian experts opened three-day technical level talks on multi-billion dollar gas pipeline project in Islamabad, officials said.


The talks on Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) gas pipeline are follow up to the Tehran round of technical level talks in September.


Both sides are likely to finalize some technical matters ahead of the ministerial level meeting expected to be held next month, officials told IRNA.


The Iranian side is being led by the head of the National Gas Exports Company Nasrullah Saifi and Pakistani delegation led by Hasan Nawab, a senior Petroleum Ministry official.


The talks will continue for two more days, the officials said.


Work on the 2,670-kilometer gas pipeline will begin in 2007 and will be completed by 2010.


The estimated cost is likely to be dlrs 7 billion.


Pakistan will annually get dlrs 600 million as transit fee from India.


Some 1,115 kilometers of pipeline will pass in Iran while 705 kms in Pakistan and 850 kms in India.


Mukhtar Ahmad Ehsan 

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