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Chevron Bangladesh supports its fence line communities

Chevron Bangladesh, as part of its annual social investment efforts, recently provided materials such as hand-pumps, pipes and filters, for 80 deep and shallow tube-wells to ensure supply of safe drinking water to people living near its operational areas.

The materials will be potentially covering 550 families in multiple unions residing near Bibiyana, Bangladesh’s largest producing gas field, said a press release.

US-based oil company Chevron operates and holds a 100 percent interest in two onshore PSCs in Bangladesh covering Block 12 (Bibiyana Field), blocks 13 and 14 (Jalalabad and Moulavi Bazar fields).

In addition, Chevron Bangladesh has also recently provided significant infrastructural support, by delivering bricks and river sand for the refurbishment of 1,230 metres of five village mud roads, enhancing road connectivity for up to 8,000 people living in three unions located near the Bibiyana Gas Field.

Also, near Bibiyana, the company has provided crucial key supports in the renovation of an ‘Eidgah’ enabling approximately 1,000 people to perform their prayers during the two Eid festivals, and ancillary construction materials for the renovation of a village mosque, covering about 300 people in the community.

Amidst the pandemic, this winter has been extremely challenging for the less fortunate. To spread some much-needed warmth and positivity, Chevron Bangladesh also distributed 4,000 blankets amongst the underprivileged communities of eight unions in the vicinity of its operational areas in Bibiyana, Moulavi Bazar Gas Plants and Muchai Compressor Station.

Source: United News of Bangladesh