A charity appeal by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) staff to assist the impacted folks of Cyclone Mekunu has raised a total of RO 166,000. The funds will be utilized to repair homes broken in the storms and will be divided among the southern wilayats in Dhofar and residents’ home that have been broken in the Company’s concession location.
PDO’s External Affairs & Value Creation Director Mr Abdul-Amir Abdul-Hussein Al Ajmi presented the cheque to the Oman Charitable Organisation’s (OCO) Executive Chairman Mr Ali Ibrahim Shenoon Al Raisi at the Company’s headquarters. The OCO will make certain the funds raised will be utilized as successfully as feasible to assist relieve the suffering of the several folks who have lost their properties and livelihoods.
In a separate announcement earlier this week, PDO announced that the Company was donating RO five million to assistance impacted folks and the ongoing recovery efforts in the wake of final month’s tropical storm which hit Dhofar and Al Wusta Governorates.
“Our staff have been extremely generous in their donations and are keen to help the many people who lost so much to rebuild their lives and homes after this natural disaster. The OCO will ensure that the money reaches the people who are in most need as quickly as possible,” stated Mr Al Ajmi.
PDO has an established record of holding employees charity appeals backed by the Company to assistance the impacted folks of all-natural disasters and conflicts. Examples in current years contain two appeals for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, assistance for the Rohingya refugees and fundraising efforts for victims of the Nepal earthquake, the Syrian civil war, the Gaza conflict and typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Information Source: Muscat Daily