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Duqm Refinery organises Beach Cleaning Campaign

Duqm Refinery organises Beach Cleaning Campaign

This comes as component of its commitment to shield the all-natural atmosphere of Oman. The campaign aims at raising awareness on the value of cleaning up right after when going to nearby beaches and the damaging influence plastic and waste has on marine life.

Oman has a extended coastline. Research and statistics assistance details that the sultanate is residence to a habitat of much more than 1,200 species of documented plants, 509 species of marine plants, 766 species of marine invertebrates and 988 species of fish and 89 species of amphibians and reptiles.

The beach cleaning initiative was supported by the Special Economic Zone Authority of Duqm. Around 300 workers representing the public and private institutions volunteered in the initial day of the campaign, whilst 150 students from the schools of the wilayat took component in the second day of the campaign.

On this occasion, Manal bint Said al Kiyumia, team lead of the Corporate Social Responsibility, stated, “Our beach cleaning campaign aims at raising awareness on the importance of preserving our nature as an important element in our lives. The campaign combines between learning and fun and it aims at teaching the participants simple environment concepts such recycling waste and using it to make creative artworks.”

“We are impressed to see Omani youth excited about the campaign and we are proud to attract this number of volunteers. We aim at reaching wider sections in the society and we want to spread the culture of keeping our beaches clean. Also, we aim at encouraging the participants to throw their garbage in the allocated waste bins,” added Kiumiya.

Mohammed bin Salim al Amri, a volunteer in the campaign, stated, “Oman is a beautiful country. In this campaign, I have learned many things about keeping beaches clean and to contribute in the massive efforts made to achieve this goal. Also, the campaign drew my attention to the importance of recycling waste which was one of the key goals of the campaign.”

More than 80m3 of waste had been collected at seven collection points along Al Antoot and Al Shuair beaches in Duqm throughout the initial and second day of the campaign. Also, permanent waste bins had been place in spot to gather waste all through the year. Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries Company is a Joint Venture (JV) in between Oman Oil Company (OOC) and Kuwait Petroleum International (KPI). The refinery is primarily based in Duqm which is positioned in the South East area, which is the Al Wusta governorate of the sultanate. This provides the project a strategic maritime place and a competitive benefit becoming in the path of international shipping lines in the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea, therefore easing the procedure of transport in and out of the area.

Our vision is to be recognised as a globe-class refinery enterprise, devoted to delivering outstanding oil goods to clients about the globe, and in turn fueling financial development in the Duqm location as nicely as creating a substantial contribution to Oman’s future prosperity.

Once the refinery is completed, it will have the capacity to procedure about 230,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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