Sunday, 2 Apr 2023
HSBC joins hands with MRMWR to restore aflaj across sultanate

HSBC joins hands with MRMWR to restore aflaj across sultanate

The restoration project will substantially boost the flow of water via aflaj by creating current underground supplies, although also encouraging agricultural production in cultivated locations that are experiencing excessively dry climate situations. The programme is element of HSBC’s US$150mn international Water Programme launched in 2012 to help locations that are vulnerable to the impacts of climate modify.

Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, chairman of HSBC Bank Oman stated, “We are proud to companion with the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources in this project, which demonstrates the essential part of the private sector in serving nearby communities and preserving the atmosphere.

The sustainable management of water sources guarantees a wholesome atmosphere, a dynamic economy, and social equity for present and future generations.” H E Eng Ali bin Mohammed al Abri, Undersecretary in Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources, stated, “Aflaj are considered one of the main resources of clean water in Oman and they form an integral part of the Omani culture. Our partnership with HSBC Bank Oman will give valuable support to our continuous efforts to improve the water resources management in the sultanate.”

He added, “We thank HSBC bank for supporting such projects. We will start working in the coming days. Restoration of the aflaj project will include several governorates such as Muscat, Dakhliyah, Dhahirah, North and South Batinah and Sharqiyah. The project will continue for two years.”

The bank has selected to invest in the HSBC Water Programme simply because water is important to creating wholesome communities and creating national economies. This is a lengthy-term, international programme in partnership with Earthwatch, WaterHelp as effectively as the WWF and nearby project partners. It aims to offer and safeguard water sources, inform and educate communities in require, enabling individuals to prosper and driving financial improvement across the globe.

HSBC’s international Water Programme has supplied access to clean water for 1.65mn individuals, supplied sanitation facilities and hygiene education programmes for two.5mn individuals, established three,600 water and sanitation committees globally, educated two,785 water pump mechanics and educated eight,000 HSBC workers as citizen scientists to monitor freshwater.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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