VICC as appointed Contractor for route survey works of TAPI project is currently working on Front End Engineering Design (FEED) Phase of TAPI Pipeline. On 21st May 2018 morning, a team of 45 UXO/Demining Survey staff was performing survey activities in the most unsecure location in Maiwand District of Kandahar region when an unknown armed group made an attempted attack due to which some of the staff lost their lives and rest of the team was evacuated from the area by security reinforcement teams.
The incident is being thoroughly investigated by concerned authorities. In parallel, additional security measures are arranged for safety of the teams and smooth progress of the project. As of today a major portion of survey works have been successfully completed as per the project schedule without any such incident.
Our client, TAPI Pipeline Company Limited have been actively coordinating with us to make sure the staff working on this project are safe and the project is progressing towards successful construction of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline, which will create thousands of jobs for our Afghan people and bring prosperity to our country.