The special “Paryz” prize was awarded to Tengizchevroil

09 December 2022

Tengizchevroil (TCO) was the winner of a special award “Paryz" for the best social project. On December 7, 2022, an award ceremony was held in Astana with the participation of the Republic of Kazakhstan (RoK) President - Qassym-Jomart Tokayev.

Yerulan Zhamaubayev, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, presented the Paryz award to TCO Deputy General Director - Konilkosh Suyessinov.


A special prize was awarded for the implementation of two voluntary programs in Atyrau Oblast: Egilik social infrastructure program and Community Investment Program (CIP).

The organizers noted TCO’s contribution to the social and infrastructural development of Atyrau Oblast.


TCO Community Investment Program was launched in 2010. During its implementation, 94 projects have been implemented over 11 years. In 2022, TCO invested $2.3 million for implementation of this program. Based on this, non-governmental organizations implemented 14 projects in Atyrau Oblast, including in Zhylyoi district. Among these projects, were Gulnaz Kosmurziyeva’s “Biz de adambyz” project, Yerlan Kumiskaliyev’s “Atyrau - Small Country”, and NGO Sezual under leadership of Kazakh scientist-inventor Galymzhan Gabdreshov, as well as a project called “Qogamdyq kenistikter” (Public Spaces) implemented by the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia.


A voluntary social infrastructure program “Egilik” with an annual budget of $25 million was first introduced in 1999 and its main objective is construction of socially significant facilities in Atyrau Oblast, such as schools, kindergartens, hospitals and much more. Over the years of implementation of the program, more than 100 facilities have been built, thanks to which more than 3,000 additional jobs have been created. This year, the central stadium was opened in Kulsary, Zhylyoi district with a capacity of up to 3,000 seats.


“One of TCO priorities is to improve well-being of the region in which we live and work. And Zhylyoi district occupies a special place, because over 10 000 of our employees and their families live here, about 40 contracting organizations are also registered in this area”, - noted Darmen Aronov TCO General Manager of Policy, Government and Public Affairs. “10 of 14 projects carried out by our NGO partners are implemented in Zhylyoi district. I would especially like to note the successful achievement of our partners – a special hippotherapy program for children in Kulsary is beginning to make progress. In addition more than 30 recreation spaces were built by the village residents themselves within framework of “Public Spaces” – and these are not the only examples we can mention.”


It should be noted that, TCO received the Grand Prix of Paryz Award in 2011, and was also a gold medalist for “The Best Collective Agreement” in 2009, and a silver medalist for “The Best Social Project” in 2008.