In this area, Gazprom Neft’s aim is to give the residents of the regions where it operates access to a quality urban environment and to opportunities similar to those found in large and megacities. Urban development projects include housing construction and renovation, as well as urban land development.
In the reporting year, the Company made significant efforts to resolve the issue of housing shortages and rundown conditions in its regions of operation. The Company also contributed to the completion of a residential complex of 120 apartments in the town of Muravlenko (YaNAD).
In the reporting year, construction began on a second residential complex of 120 apartments in the town of Khanty-Mansiysk (KhMAD-Yugra). The Company also supported a housing repair project for large families in the Orenburg Region. Gazprom Neft continued to provide support to municipalities in the Tomsk and Tyumen Regions for the construction and purchase of apartments for social workers (teachers and health-care workers) with the aim of attracting young professionals.
The lack of children’s playgrounds in the Company’s areas operation is an equally important issue. In the reporting year, the Company contributed to the construction of children’s playgrounds in the villages of Verkhnyaya Platovka, Mamalaevka and Chkalov in the Orenburg Region and funded the construction of eight children’s playgrounds in Omsk.
As part of the A Town for People scheme, several urban land development projects were implemented in 2013 – for example, the improvement of the central square in the village of Karavanny in the Orenburg Region. Land improvement and landscaping projects were implemented in the village of Zerkaltsevo in the Tomsk Region, where Company volunteers planted cedars.
Poor quality healthcare is another issue in the regions where Gazprom Neft is active, and has influenced the Company’s social investment projects in 2013, including health care facilities. In the reporting year, the Company contributed to the repair of the Kargasok Central Regional Hospital (Tomsk Region) and the procurement of equipment for the Children’s Clinical Hospital No. 3 in Omsk.