Community development

Genel’s community development efforts aim to help empower local community members and promote self-sustaining economic development. Initiatives highlight how oil and gas activity can have a positive direct impact on other economic sectors.

Our training centre at Taq Taq is utilised by local community participants to receive valuable skills training to boost their employability. Other community development initiatives for 2019 included the provision of 100 tonnes of fertilizers for 1,500 farmers around Qara Dagh and gifting an electric crane to the electricity department so that power lines can be repaired more easily.

Case study

Perhaps the most meaningful contribution Genel made in 2019 to community development was related to water. Due to the lack of water access in the region, Genel embarked on a strategic project to fund the construction of a water pipeline from the Taq Taq river to five neighbouring villages. A local company has been awarded the business and upon completion in late 2020 an approximate 1,100 residents will have direct access to clean water for drinking and domestic use, boosting the development of the area.

Sustainability stories



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