Aiming to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) from China, Pakistan has started construction of its seven hundred-kilometer pipeline, Radio Pakistan reported.
Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi while addressing the media, stated that the project will be jointly funded by Pakistan and China.
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"Chinese funds will benefit Pakistan and allow it to complete its Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline project," Abbasi added.
According to Abbasi, Pakistan has been trying to overcome its energy crisis by importing gas from Iran however, sanctions on Iran had hampered the work on the project.
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Further stating that Gwadar port being the central hub for China Pakistan Economic Corridor, will allow Western China to gain access to warm waters.