Office in Monrovia Provides Base to Further
Advance Chevron's Energy Interests in Liberia
progressing offshore drilling program and new
Liberia, March 10, 2011 - Chevron Liberia today
announced at the opening of its new offices
in Monrovia that the company remains on target
to commence drilling its first ever Liberian
deepwater exploration well later this year and
that work on multiple new local community development
projects are advancing as part of the Chevron-Liberia
Economic Development Initiative established
six months ago.
new offices will draw together the range of
efforts we have been progressing in Liberia
since acquiring three deepwater blocks in September
last year," said Karl Cottrell, Chevron
Liberia's Country Manager. "We are on track
to drill our first deepwater exploration well
during the fourth quarter this year and continue
to build local synergies with government, non-government
organizations, donor institutes and the local
community to identify and deliver early and
much needed results from our social investment
is currently recruiting in Liberia to help staff
the company's new office and support progress
of Chevron's activities in the country. In parallel
with completing the planning and logistics required
to drill one of Liberia's first offshore exploration
wells in 25 years, Chevron is implementing the
first tranche of projects from the five-year
Chevron-Liberia Economic Development Initiative
(C-LED) aimed at delivering education, enterprise
development and health programs that benefit
women, children and youth.
which is aligned with the themes of the Government
of Liberia's Poverty Reduction Strategy and
the 'Lift Liberia' campaign, has already initiated
13 early projects directed primarily towards
the much needed rehabilitation of infrastructure
and the provision of equipment," said Nadeem
Anwar, Chevron's Manager, Community Engagement.
Monrovia's Redemption Hospital a 150-kilovolt
generator is now providing 24-hour electricity
to the hospital, keeping its operating rooms
lighted, allowing medical equipment to operate
and providing air conditioning. A 32 seat staff
commuter bus is helping to streamline changes
of hospital shifts, handovers and attendance
of the staff.
"We appreciate Chevron's assistance to
help improve patient care and boost the employees'
morale," said Tobias Bowen,
early C-LED programs include:
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