Collaborative Development with the Community to Drive the Urbanization Process

Gudawa, which is close to the Ronier Oilfield in Chad, was a small village with a population of less than 500, and without satisfactory and sufficient living infrastructure such as roads, school and water supply. In the dry season, villagers had to relocate to places close to the water source, which made them suffer an unstable life, lacking a decent education or better livelihood.

We visited local communities to understand their needs. For clean drinking water, we implemented the “Sweet Water Community” program. We successively drilled 49 water wells in Gudawa, benefiting 25,000 residents in 39 villages nearby. We also constructed the main road in Gudawa and a public primary school accommodating 300 students in 10th grade. Oilfield development also created job opportunities for local people – up to 969 people in total by the end of 2019.

The prosperity of Gudawa, typically the water wells and school, has attracted numerous people from other villages. Now, Gudawa has developed into a village-level town with more than 10,000 residents. The residents highly praise CNPC’s contribution, and the head of Gudawa sent a letter of thanks for CNPC’s support..