The project, which focuses on rural centers around the M’Boundi, Kouakouala, Zingali and Loufika fields, helps improve infrastructure – such as schools and health centers, the drilling of drinking-water wells and the creation of CATREP, a vocational training center for farmers. The project was split into two phases: one five-year period between 2010 and 2015; the other launched in 2017 and still under way.
During the first phase, we built infrastructure and set up basic services in the area. This included drinking-water wells, medical clinics, primary schools and training courses. In the second phase, we are primarily focused on working with associations, local groups, public authorities and institutions responsible for local development to promote youth entrepreneurship and start-ups, as well as strengthening management skills within the community. In addition, we run many health, environmental and education campaigns.
In December 2020 we delivered three potable water wells to the Tchitondi, Dionga and Bondi villages. With these new wells, the total number of potable water wells delivered by Eni Congo rises to 30, to benefit a population of around 20,000 people.
The three wells are powered by photovoltaic energy; the tanks’ capacity ranges from 10 to 12 m³, supplied with 1250W, 1980W and 3500W pumps, respectively. As of today, 22 public facilities, previously without access to water, are now connected to such wells.
The CATREP (Centre d’Appui Technique et de Ressources Professionnelles) project began in 2012 with the construction and restoration of agricultural buildings. In 2018, we introduced organic methods, started rearing poultry, goats, sheep and pigs within CATREP’s facilities and provided technical assistance.
In 2021, the second phase of the Project Integrated Hinda (PIH) progressed:
- with initiatives to support the economic and agricultural development, access to water, education programs and sanitary service program development
- with the CATREP program to support domestic agricultural economy with initiatives in the innovative agronomic techniques application aiming to integrate local producers into supply chain of agri-biofeedstock within Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2021.