Release date; 4 June 2018
BP on behalf of the co-venturers in the joint ventures that BP operates in Azerbaijan - the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli, Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC), Shah Deniz and South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP), have partnered with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to support the transition of international best practices in facilitating efficient implementation of the government’s migration strategies, policies and legislation through capacity-building and technical assistance. The project also includes provision of software and specific training support aiming to increase the quality and quantity of e-governance services in this area
.As part of this partnership, BP and its co-venturers have been co-financing the European Union-funded project “Consolidation of Migration and Border Management Capacities in Azerbaijan”, implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
The beneficiaries of the project are the State Migration Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Population and other relevant state agencies including the State Border Service.
The project was launched in 2015. The total contribution of BP and its co-venturers to the project is 664,913 EURO allocated in six phases within the four years of the project duration (2015-2018)
.To date BP and its co-venturers have funded the following parts of the project:
Notes to Editors
The project is part of BP and its co-venturers’ commitment to supporting effective governance initiatives in Azerbaijan. As part of this commitment, BP and its co-venturers have previously implemented a number of successful initiatives including some in support of creating business enabling environment, enhancing macroeconomic management and institutional reform for the Ministry of Economy and Industry
Tamam Bayatly at BP’s Press Office in Baku,
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