About the TANAP Social and Environmental Investment Program (SEIP)
The TANAP Social and Environmental Investment Program (SEIP) supports investment and development projects implemented along the TANAP route. The main objective of SEIP, which was launched in 2015, is to develop a coherent ecosystem along the TANAP route, and to contribute to continued economic and social development and the preservation of natural resources.
A Needs Analysis Report was issued as a result of the desktop studies and site visits carried out along the TANAP route in 2015, and based on this report, Planning and Strategy Documents have been prepared to set the priority areas and financial limits of the TANAP SEIP, with two main priority “Social” and “Environmental” components:
The Social component supports investments that diversify tourism services; that meet the equipment requirements of schools, libraries, sports facilities and common social spaces; that improve the quality of health services rendered in rural areas; that expand the capacity of vocational training centers; that enhance agricultural variety, added value and productivity; that support the production of local and conventional products; and that encourage social capital investments.
The Environmental component supports the sustainable management of natural resources, soil and water; the efficient use and development of renewable energy resources; the management of environmental infrastructure and the raising of environmental awareness; the promotion of the cultivation and economic use of medicinal and aromatic plants; and the protection and development of biodiversity and ecosystems.
Throughout the operation phase of the TANAP Pipeline, projects are being implemented within the scope of SEIP, with primary focus on the regions affected by TANAP’s Above Ground Installations (AGIs).