Between 3,000m and 4,000m of pipes a day have begun arriving in Argentina's Salta province for construction of local company Conta's 79mn-peso (US$26mn) Anta gas pipeline, Conta technician Ariel Delgado said in a Salta provincial government statement.
The company needs 170,000m of 6-inch diameter pipeline and 40,000m of 4-inch diameter pipeline for the construction works.
Conta has presented all required information to Argentina's natural gas regulator Enargas and is awaiting approval before beginning construction.
"We have all the technical equipment to finish the works in 6-7 months," Delgado said.
The 186km pipeline would supply a growing soy, livestock and orange industry in the province's east.