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Oman LNG boosts safety and hygienic measures for livestock

Oman LNG boosts security and hygienic measures for livestock

Muscat – 

Oman LNG has signed an agreement to fund a programme that combats Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) in Sur. The agreement, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, will enhance the ministry’s efforts to handle the spread of the virus in livestock farms, which will improve meals hygiene and avoid transmission of ailments to individuals.

The 1-year programme will be targeting many livestock breeders in 40 villages in Sur. The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries will be combating places exactly where tick nests have been identified as effectively as raising awareness on the related dangers and educating individuals on preventive measures by means of decreasing the threat of tick-to-human transmission. The initiative will also contain distributing pesticides spraying machines to the breeders exactly where necessary. The agreement was signed by H E Dr Ahmed bin Nasser al Bakri, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, and Sheikh Khalid bin Abdullah al Massan, chief executive officer of Oman LNG Development Foundation. “The agreement to fund such an essential programme is especially substantial since of the outcomes that will be accomplished by means of this social investment.

Firstly, it promotes meals hygiene. Secondly, its good results when totally implemented holds the possible of propelling an boost in the agricultural productions,” stated Sheikh Massan. CCHF is a widespread illness triggered by a tick-borne virus which impacts animals such as cows, goats and sheep. The virus is transmitted to individuals either by tick bites or by means of get in touch with with infected animals. This illness is endemic in the sultanate exactly where very first case was reported in 1995. Reducing the threat of animal-to-human transmission can be created by wearing gloves and other protective clothes whilst handling with animals or their tissues, notably in the course of slaughtering and informing the concerned authorities in case of there are ticks in the animals and cooperate with them on precautionary measures.

Oman LNG has an ambitious vision and dedication towards corporate social duty (CSR) by means of the Oman LNG Development Foundation. The foundation addresses several places of social improvement in Oman, but in common comprises a Community Fund targeting initiatives connected to the Sur Community exactly where its globe-class, 3-train liquefaction plant is situated a National Fund that covers a wide swath of the company’s social improvement programmes across the nation a Reserve Fund to address the sustainability and continuity of the company’s CSR programmes and ultimately a Centre of Excellence to create lasting CSR initiatives by means of partnering, information sharing, funding and investments. Oman LNG has effectively produced a thriving template for modelling public-private sector partnership that delivers several gains.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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