LUKOIL Takes Part in Major Social Project in Cote d'Ivoire
MOSCOW, July 19, 2013
MOSCOW, July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
LUKOIL Overseas (a wholly-owned subsidiary of LUKOIL) takes part and
co-invests in a major social project in the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire building
a Mother-Child hospital.
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The president of the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire Alassane Ouattara attended the
formal ceremony of laying down the foundation stone of the hospital. The
project is initiated and coordinated by the Children of Africa charity
foundation headed by Mrs. Dominique Ouattara, first lady of Cote d'Ivoire.
The Mother-Child hospital is being built on a plot of 2 hectares adjoining the
botanic garden, within a picturesque medical sector of Bingerville, former
capital of the Republic. The building is designed for 150 beds and will
include an in-patient clinic consisting of obstetric, laboratory diagnosis,
medical, infectious disease, surgical (with 6 surgery blocks) and morbid
anatomy departments, in line with an out-patient clinic, a family planning and
health education counseling center, a blood transfusion unit (with a blood
bank) and a pharmacy. A special area of the hospital activity will be
prevention and treatment of particularly dangerous diseases, such as cancer,
Buruli ulcer and AIDS.
LUKOIL's investment at the stage of the hospital design and construction will
exceed $400,000. The company intends to make a valuable contribution into
fitting out the hospital with modern medical equipment in the future.
LUKOIL has repeatedly accorded beneficent aid to medical institutions of Cote
d'Ivoire in the past. In particular, the company purchased and delivered to
the country's Ministry of public health a major package of medical equipment
and medicines, as well as several ambulance vehicles in late 2011.
About LUKOIL Overseas:
LUKOIL Overseas is an integral part of the LUKOIL group. This foreign upstream
subsidiary manages LUKOIL's international oil and gas production and
exploration projects in 13 countries, providing 5.1% of LUKOIL's total crude
oil volume and 24.7% of its natural gas. The Company has been operating in
Cote d'Ivoire since 2006, currently implementing 5 offshore exploration
projects in deepwater Gulf of Guinea blocks CI-101, CI-205, CI-401, CI-504 and
CI-524. Exploration drilling has resulted in discovery of the Buffalo and
Independence fields. In 2014 exploration and appraisal drilling in the Ivorian
offshore blocks will be continued.
Contact: Press Service of LUKOIL Overseas Service B.V.: Tel. +971-4-454-4190,
Fax +971-4-454-4191, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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