Daniz Refurbishes School
No. 50 in Bibi Heybat Village was recently refurbished by a team
of volunteers from Shah Daniz. The school, built in 1935, is
attended by 369 children from the area.
Left: Volunteers related
to the Shah Daniz project gave the Bibi-Heybat school a facelift.
Heating, plumbing and new equipment were also included.
director of the school, recently commented: "You wouldn't
have recognized this school a year ago. It was in a very bad
condition and unsuitable for classes: the heating wasn't working,
the classrooms needed refurbishment, the teachers were having
difficulty getting to work (especially in wintertime) and the
school didn't have money for any modernization."
Roy Timms, Rig Upgrade Manager for the Shelf 5 Drilling Rig realized
that the school was falling to pieces and needed serious work
on it. We were there to help the children have a school suitable
for their studies."
All 25 of the school's classrooms have now been repaired and
painted by the volunteers related to the Shah Daniz project,
who also fixed the heating system for the winter season and improved
the toilet facilities. Extra equipment was added, such as two
pianos for music lessons, a ping pong table for the sports hall,
a refrigerator for the lunchroom, stationery and paper supplies,
plus a television and VCR.
Shah Daniz is the name given to the offshore exploration area
awarded to the Shah Daniz partners and is governed by the Production
Sharing Agreement (PSA) that was signed on June 4, 1996 and ratified
on October 17, 1996. The Shah Daniz partnership is comprised
of seven companies: SOCAR (Azerbaijan), Statoil (Norway), Elf
(France), LukAgip (Russia-U.S.), OIEC (Iran), TPAO (Turkey) with
BP/Amoco (U.K.-U.S.) as operator.
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