“Following today’s positive decision of the TAR (Tribunale Amministrativo Regionale) Lazio, TAP continues to collaborate with all the authorities involved in the process to resume its activities on the ground as soon as possible, in order to remain on schedule”, Lisa Givert, TAP Head of Communications, told Caspian Energy News (www.caspianenergy.net).
“Once works can safely resume, the remaining olive trees could be removed and replanted in a matter of days”, Lisa Givert noted.
According to her, TAP has the legal rights to carry out all works to remove and replant the olive trees, in line with the approvals received by Italian authorities.
It is to be recalled that the Administrative Court of Lazio stopped the operations on transplantation of live trees on April 6. According to the decision made on April 6, the claim of the authorities of Apulia region to cancel the order that gave permits to project executors to remove olive trees along the TAP pipeline has been satisfied.
Trans Adriatic pipeline (TAP), a final section of the Southern Gas Corridor worth $40bln, will ensure transportation of up to 10mln cubic meters of gas per year from Azerbaijan to Italy across a small seaside city of San-Foca in Apulia by 2020.
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