“Trans-Anatolian pipeline, the foundation of which we laid together with the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was the turning point of the project “Southern Gas Corridor”. The President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said at the III meeting of the Advisory Council of the Southern Gas Corridor in Baku.
The President noted that the TANAP project, which is the main part of the Southern Gas Corridor, is 65% complete, South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP) 80% and Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) 35%. The Head of State added that 90% of Shah Deniz has been developed. I. Aliyev noted that during the implementation of TANAP, the works on the optimization were carried out and project costs were reduced.
“Nothing can impede the implementation of the Southern Gas Corridor. We can not allow delays in the implementation of the project. Some may justify with the environmental issues, but environmental regulations are respected fully in the framework of the project. I am confident of a positive result. Once again, the project will be implemented in a timely manner, “- said the president (APA quotes).