Social Action Plan
The Hub Power Station is located approximately 60 km from Karachi, in the sparsely populated and less developed province of Baluchistan. As part of its corporate social responsibility initiative, IPGDL operates a social action plan (SAP) which focuses mainly on improving health and education in over 25 villages located around or near the power station. A team comprising a doctor and lady health visitors (LHV) is dedicated to providing preventive heath services like health education, ante/post – natal, family planning, vaccinations and first aid as well as curative services like consultation, medication and treatment. In addition, numerous community health centre programmes and free medical camps are routinely conducted. In times of natural calamity such as floods and earthquakes, IPGDL participates by providing medicines and essential food items to alleviate the suffering of those affected.
IPGDL also actively supports education in the community by providing clean drinking water at schools, supporting repair and construction of school buildings, donation of books and furniture and providing a school bus pick and drop facility for students in nearby vicinities. An important milestone was the construction by IPGDL of a modern school building as an International Power Flagship Project. The TCF (The Citizens Foundation) managed HUBCO-IPGDL School is operational since 2004 and provides quality primary and secondary education to children in the local community. IPGDL recently supported the construction of yet another school building in Goth Allana Gadoor, which was handed over to the provincial education department on 14 October 2010.
IPGDL also has in place a 2-year apprentice training scheme at the power station, which is exclusively offered to the youth of Baluchistan province. To date, over 120 people have successfully graduated under this programme and have secured promising careers at IPGDL and other local as well as overseas employers
Other initiatives include but are not limited to, supporting sports activities within the community, celebration of national events (such as Independence Day) and maintaining cordial relations with the community including village elders, government authorities and neighbouring industries.