The Ministry of Energy and Minerals (MEM) and the Ministry of Social Development (MOSD) have launched a project of vocational training workshops at the Al WafaCentres. This is part of MEM’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative in cooperation with the oil and gas producing companies, according to a press release.
A contract agreement to build one of the workshops at the Al Wafa Center in Salalah was signed between the MOSD, the winning contractor Bin Dablan Projects and Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), who will be managing the construction contract on behalf of the six oil and gas operating companies (Occidental Oman, BP Oman, OQ, Daleel Petroleum, and CC Energy Development). PDO had signed a contract for building the second vocational training workshop at Rustaq earlier this week with NasaymBaladSaytAl’alamya and is expecting to sign contracts for the remaining two locations next year to maximise the number of beneficiaries from this initiative.
These are the first two of four similar workshops sponsored under the MEM’s initiative aiming to oversee and highlight CSR efforts across the oil and gas sector, align these efforts by the operating companies and provide the necessary guidance to enhance sustainability and social responsibility. The project includes building four workshops at Salalah, Rustaq, Nizwa, and Mudhaibi to help people with special needs at Al WafaCentres to learn and develop their vocational skills to further assist in creating future employment opportunities.
H E Eng Salim bin Nasser al Aufi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals said, “Our commitment towards the community continues by providing support in various aspects of life and across the country in a partnership with the communities where we operate and the society at large. We believe in inclusiveness of all segments of the society.”