KABUL (APP) – Afghanistan will raise 7000-member security force to guard Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project.

Afghan Mines and Petroleum Minister Daud Shah Saba told Upper House in Kabul that the force will keep security for the implementation and demining the route.

Daud Shah Saba told the house that the procurement process for demining will be completed next month and practical work on clearing of the pipeline passage would be started in April.