On 11 April 2019, in Moscow, President of Transneft Mr. Nikolay Tokarev and Governor of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area - Yugra Ms. Natalya Komarova signed a Cooperation Agreement between the Company and the regional government.
The document signed sets out the following cooperation priorities:
- further economic development, improvement of the investment environment, creating favourable conditions for addressing key social objectives of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District - Yugra (KhMAD), including those for the operation of oil trunk pipeline facilities in the territory of this region;
- construction of infrastructure facilities;
- ensuring uninterrupted and safe operation of oil trunk pipelines in the KhMAD territory;
- implementation of the Company’s social projects and programmes.
The most promising area of interaction between the parties is developing relations between Transneft entities and contractor companies based in KhMAD as well as the Company’s involvement in the development of the region’s social infrastructure.
In the territory of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area - Yugra (KhMAD) Transneft is represented by Transneft Siberia which operates 4,836.7 km of oil pipelines. The headcount in business units of Transneft Siberia in KhMAD as per the payroll is 4,290 employees. In 2015-2018, Transneft transferred RUB 13,077 million to the KhMAD budget, including RUB 5,842 million in income tax.
The Company provides considerable charitable assistance to the region: in 2015-2018 and the first quarter of 2019, RUB 45.1 million was transferred for the purpose. Implementing its Corporate School Education Development Programme for 2017-2019, in 2018 Transneft allocated RUB 5.8 million for the repair and outfitting of physics, chemistry and mathematics classrooms in Bolcharovskaya secondary school in the responsibility area of Tobolsk Oil Trunk Pipeline Directorate; in 2019, RUB 26.07 million was allocated for five schools of Langepas in the responsibility area of Nizhnevartovsk OTPD.
Assistance was also provided to health institutions and religious organisations.
The Company is involved in environmental activities within the region, including artificial reproduction of water bio resources by letting cisco (whitefish) fry into the water bodies of the Ob-Irtysh basin (in 2016-2018, 8.5 million fry were released).