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Vale Oman to furnish quarantine centre in North Batinah

1 Jun 2020

Vale Oman has signed a cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Health (MoH) to furnish the Drug Rehabilitation Center in Sohar (which was lately established by Jusoor Foundation as Drug Rehabilitation Center funded by the three-founding companies of Jusoor – OQ, Vale and Sohar Aluminum) to be operated by the ministry as ‘quarantine and isolation space’ for people with COVID-19 during the current outbreak.

The centre will be equipped, based on a thorough risk and capacity assessment, considering all medical equipment/facilities and basic amenities conducted with the Ministry of Health for around US$400,000 and in reference to the latest available information on transmission and severity characteristics of COVID-19, as well as impact of containment measures at local, national and international levels. 

This cooperation translates the company’s belief in the importance of supporting the health sector during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic and driven by its social responsibility to support the local communities.

Adriano Mansk, CEO, Vale Oman, said, “Driven by our core value ‘Life matters most’, we firmly believe in our social commitments to meet the national call in defeating this global pandemic and join the efforts with other public and private entities”. 

“We also commend the non-stopping efforts of the frontlines in the public  and private institutions under the guidance of the Supreme Committee and we reaffirm our commitment to contribute to the socio-economic development of the Sultanate of Oman,” Mansk added. 

Since the inauguration of its operations in Oman in 2011, Vale has worked closely with all stakeholders to contribute to the sustainable development and boost the national economy, starting from the establishment of Jusoor Foundation, extended to the implementation of a series of sustainable social investments and volunteering programmes under the company’s key pillars of sustainability, environment, health and education, sports and culture and entrepreneurship.

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