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A Whole New Reason for Afghan Infighting

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by Advocat, Dec 27, 2002.

  1. Advocat

    Advocat Viral Memes a Speciality Staff Member

    Ambitious Afghan pipeline deal finally signed: "Pakistan and Turkmenistan signed an ambitious agreement with the Afghan president Friday to build a gas pipeline through war-ravaged Afghanistan.

    The 1,460-kilometre Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline would carry natural gas from the Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan to energy-hungry Pakistan. It would be one of the largest direct foreign investment projects in Afghanistan in decades.

    Officials estimate that the pipeline would pump $300-million (U.S.) in annual transit fees into Afghanistan's ruined economy and create 12,000 jobs

    http://www.globeandmail.com/servlet.../20021227/wpipe1227/Front/homeBN/breakingnews

    Now they get to fight for control of this as well as the poppy fields! ;)
     
  2. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Gee, and people said that the US oil company was going to benefit. ;)
     

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