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Monday, 16 September, 2002, 14:10 GMT 15:10 UK
Officials discuss Central Asian pipeline

Officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkmenistan are meeting in the Afghan capital, Kabul, to discuss the details of a long-delayed pipeline project that will pump natural gas across the three countries.

The 1,500 kilometre long pipeline will connect energy-rich Turkmenistan to Pakistan through Afghanistan.

The project has been delayed several times by years of military conflict in Afghanistan.

Correspondents say the project - that is expected to cost at least $2 billion - could bring prosperity to an area suffering from conflict and drought.

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