The MoUs aim to advantage Omani communities across the company’s concession location by means of social investment initiatives in various fields such as education, security, infrastructure and non-governmental organisation (NGO) assistance. The MoUs have been signed in an official ceremony attended by guest of honour H E Dr Madeeha bint Ahmed bin Nassir al Shaibaniyah, Minister of Education, at PDO’s Knowledge World venue in Muscat.
Among the initiatives, PDO will construct 12 wings for female students in seven schools in Al Wusta, a single in Dakhliyah and 4 in Dhofar. Each wing will consist of eight classrooms, two offices, two teacher rooms, a football playground, a college canteen and supporting facilities, which will assist enhance female education and inclusion. The organization also lately completed the developing of a new college in Al Zahiya, and began developing a single in Dhahboon and a college extension in Hamra al Duru.
H E Dr Madeeha stated, “It is a excellent chance to sign the MoUs among PDO and the governmental and non-governmental organisations, whilst we are celebrating Oman Renaissance Day, to continue the improvement journey across all fields in the sultanate. This proves that financial and social improvement relies on the collaborative sources and experiences of each governmental and private sectors.
“The Ministry of Education has co-operated with PDO on many fruitful initiatives and today, we continue this through signing this MoU to build the 12 school wings.”
The MoUs confirming the new commitments have been signed by PDO managing director Raoul Restucci and senior Government and NGO representatives such as H E Said bin Hamdoon al Harthy, Undersecretary for Ports and Maritime Affairs, H E Sheikh Mohammed Taher Barham, Wali of Shaleem, H E Sheikh Hamed Rashid al Maqbali, Wali of Adam, Sheikh Ahmed bin Ali al Durei, Deputy Wali of Haima, Said bin Ali al Malki, deputy chairman of the Oman Association for Disabled, Eng Said bin Nasser al Habsi, director common of Water Resources Evaluation in the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources, and Saif Mohammed al Rubaey, vice chairman of Special Olympics Oman.
Restucci stated, “Our Social Investment programme aims to contribute to the sustainable development of Omani communities and to address their specific needs.”
Information Source: Muscat Daily