Seven non-governmental organizations in Mangystau Oblast implemented 9 social projects in 2019 with financial support from Tengizchevroil. Civil activists talked about these and the planned activities for 2020 during the Town Hall in Aktau.
“As you are aware, since 2018 Tengizchevroil has been financing social projects of non-governmental organizations in Mangistau Oblast within its Future Growth Project - Wellhead Pressure Management Project (FGP-WPMP). Pre-assembled pipe-racks which were manufactured at ERSAI fabrication yard, part of the Cargo Transportation Route for the Project, as well as loading and temporary storage of the cargo were carried out in this Oblast.Therefore, as part of the company’s corporate responsibility, TCO decided to support a number of social projects in Mangystau Oblast”, explained Rzabek Artygaliev, TCO Policy, Government and Public Affairs General Manager.
In total, Tengizchevroil spent more than $2 million in 2019-2020 for Community Investment Program (CIP). The program aims to support social projects of local NGOs by providing grants on the basis of competitive bid.
The activities carried out in 2019 by Mangystau and Republican NGOs covered the areas of ecotourism, healthcare, education, social entrepreneurship and rehabilitation of people with disabilities. Recreation areas, playgrounds and sports grounds, mother and child rooms, rehabilitation centers, as well as leadership schools were established in the community as part of this program. In total, more than 20 thousand residents of Mangystau Oblast became direct and indirect beneficiaries of the Community Investment Program.
In addition to CIP, TCO has implemented several sponsorship projects in Mangystau Oblast. The company purchased necessary equipment and boats for national park “Kyzylsay”, built soccer fields in Borankul village, purchased robotics equipment for schools, and purchased musical equipment for the House of Culture in Kuryk village.
In 2020, TCO will continue working with public organizations in the Oblast as part of the CIP.