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Agreement on construction of Near-Caspian gas pipeline almost ready

Almaty. September 10. Kazakhstan Today - Preparation of the agreements on construction of the Near-Caspian gas pipeline is coming to an end, the vice President of Gazprom Alexander Medvedev quoted by RIA Novosti informed on Saturday. "They are in the finishing phase," A. Medvedev said at the briefing in Sydney, answering journalists' questions. According to, last Thursday the chairman of the state concern Turkmengas Jagshigeldy Kakayev, answering the question of the leader of the state on the state of affairs with promotion of the project of the Near-Caspian gas pipeline, informed that the Turkmen party took all the measures for full and comprehensive performance of the interstate arrangements. As it was informed earlier, the Presidents of Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan - Vladimir Putin, Nursultan Nazarbayev and Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov - agreed on construction of the Near-Caspian gas pipeline in May, 2007 at the tripartite summit in Turkmenbashi. The gas pipeline will pass along the coast of the Caspian Sea on the territory of Turkmenistan, through Kazakhstan to Russia. The agreement, stipulating the development of the feasibility report, the main characteristics, the terms of realization of the project, was planned to have been signed till September 1. One of these days, the vice Prime Minister of Russia Sergey Naryshkin stated that the work on the intergovernmental agreement is not completed yet. "The work was intensively conducted all summer months. I am not certain on the date of signing of the agreement, but I know, that our experts are working very intensively," he said. The President of Kazakhstan is planning to visit Turkmenistan on September 11-12. The President's Administration confirmed the information.

Resourse: Kazakhstan Today

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