AIOC completes investment program for Bibi-Heybat settlement
The Azerbaijan International Operating Company (AIOC), operated by BP, completed Community Investment Programme (CIP) for the Bibi-Heybat settlement in the framework of the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) Project. AIOC carried out construction works for the Central Azeri Compression and Water Injection Platform (C&WP) in the ATA (Amec, Tekfen and Azfen consortium) yard, Trend reports referring to a news release by the Company.
The ACG C&WP Community Investment Programme for Bibi-Heybat was launched in mid-March 2004, when a grant agreement was signed with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) for implementation of $400,000 CIP activities in Bibi-Heybat on behalf of ACG partners.
The goal of the C&WP Community Investment Programme was to assist in provision of the population with sustainable social and economic development through multi-sector,
community-based initiatives that strengthen community institutions, build leadership and technical capacity, and improve social and economic infrastructure. It included a series of micro-projects for rehabilitation of the electricity supply system in Bibi-Heybat, construction of a health care facility and its provision with equipment, construction of a school gym, construction of a first aid station, rehabilitation of a culture centre, renovation of the Bibi Heybat secondary school, rehabilitation of the electricity system of an Internally Displaced Persons settlement, construction of a community centre, a kindergarten and a community park. The total cost of the micro-projects was 232,000 AZN (approximately $254,000), of which 27,800 AZN (approximately $30,000) was contributed by the community members with support from the local municipality and executive authorities.