Thursday, 15 Apr 2021
Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) is donating RO5mn to support victims of Cyclone Mekunu and the ongoing recovery efforts in Dhofar and Al Wusta governorates.

PDO donates RO5mn for Cyclone Mekunu victims

A press release stated the business has also launched a employees appeal in the instant aftermath of the all-natural disaster which has so far raised a lot more than RO160,000. The funds will be utilized to rebuild properties in the impacted locations and PDO’s concession region and assistance other relief efforts.

H E Dr Mohammed bin Hamad al Rumhi, Minister of Oil and Gas and chairman of the PDO Board of Directors, stated, “PDO is a good corporate citizen which is strongly committed to the safety, empowerment and success of the communities where it works. I am happy that the company is able to make this substantial contribution to the disaster relief efforts and help those affected to rebuild their lives and homes. I also applaud PDO’s staff for donating money to the cause and once again showing their compassion and concern for those in need.”

Raoul Restucci, managing director, PDO stated, “PDO is deeply concerned for the communities in which we operate and those beyond our boundaries which were seriously impacted by the devastating cyclone. There was a huge groundswell of support and sympathy for the victims from our staff and contractors, some of whom were caught up in the disaster. They wanted to do everything they could to help and have responded magnificently with the relief and recovery efforts and raising money for those who bore the brunt of the storm.”

Despite the difficult climate circumstances, PDO was capable to safely evacuate a lot more than 19,000 employees and contractors from the impacted locations and give essential assistance to neighborhood communities, offering shelter, meals and water, facilitating the re-connection of electrical energy solutions, opening roads, and supplying municipal offices with fuel and satellite phones.

This large undertaking was ably led by PDO’s Corporate Emergency Co-ordination Centre at Mina al Fahal in collaboration with its Local Emergency Control Centres in Harweel, Marmul, Nimr and Bahja. The teams also co-ordinated and collaborated with the Ministry of Oil and Gas, the ROP and the Public Authority for Civil Aviation.
Restucci added, “This was a wonderful example of caring and professional teamwork, with people who were determined to ensure the safety and care of many thousands of people who had to be evacuated or who lacked food, water and power supplies.”

PDO contributed nearly RO362,000 to assist these caught up in the humanitarian crisis in Yemen following two employees appeals in 2015 and 2017. It also donated RO192,000 to assist Rohingya refugees in November final year. Other fundraising efforts in current years have incorporated donations for victims of the Nepal earthquake, the Syrian civil war, the Gaza conflict and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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