She said TAP has removed all olive trees while in the micro-tunnel area in Italy.

“Almost all trees were transferred to a nursery where they’ll be stored and meticulously covered across the next eighteen months, until they are replanted to begin C once works have finished,” she said.

Givert said TAP is doing all things its chance to take best proper care of and protect the olive trees from Xylella, for future replanting.

Xylella is usually a bacterium that can induce olive quick decline syndrome.

On Apr. 20, Italian court revoked the order that earlier stopped the repair to clear out olive trees from the pipeline’s route.

TAP is part of the Southern Gas Corridor, that is certainly among the priority energy projects for any Eu. The work envisages transportation of gas from Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz Stage 2 on the EU countries.

The pipeline will connect to the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) within the Turkish-Greek border, tell you Greece, Albania additionally, the Adriatic Sea, before coming ashore in Italy’s south.

TAP shall be 878 kilometers in size (Greece 550 kilometers, Albania 215 kilometers, Adriatic Sea 105 kilometers, and Italy 8 kilometers). Its highest point will be 1,800 meters in Albania’s mountains, with lowest point at 820 meters below the sea.