China confirms new gas pipeline through Tajikistan
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan (AFP) - China's Xi Jinping at a regional summit signed a deal to build a gas pipeline through the impoverished ex-Soviet country of Tajikistan, Tajik television reported on Saturday.
The pipeline will transport gas from energy-rich Turkmenistan to China in as part of a huge supply deal.
"Carrying out this project will allow us to attract more than US$3 billion (S$3.8 billion) of direct investments from Chin into the economy of Tajikistan," said the press service of Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon.
It will supply China with 25-30 billion cubic metres of oil per year, the press service said.