Bank Muscat, the leading financial services provider in the sultanate, continues to open new sports fields across the sultanate as part of its flagship Green Sports programme.
The bank recently opened four new sports fields in North Sharqiyah governorate in line with the bank’s commitment to community development and promoting Oman as a sporting nation. The opening of the Al Nojoom team’s stadium in the wilayat of Wadi Bani Khalid was attended by Khamis bin Masoud al Saifi, chief financial officer of the team. The bank also inaugurated the Al Arabi team’s stadium in the wilayat of Bidiyah, in the presence of Salem bin Eid al Balushi, vice president of the team.
Another field was handed over to the Al Ittifaq Sports Team in the wilayat of Mudhaibi at an event attended by Hamoud bin Saif al Shabibi, chairman of the team. The fourth sports field was handed over to the Al Ansar Sports Team in the wilayat of Dima Wa al Taien, in the presence of the vice chairman, Hilal bin Khalfan Bani Araba. Abdullah bin Juma al Araimi, regional manager, Bank Muscat handed over project completion certificates to the respective teams at all the four events, which were organised in full compliance with COVID-19 norms.
With the latest openings, the bank has officially handed over 104 Green Sports fields to teams across different governorates of the sultanate.
The total number of teams which have benefitted from the programme until the end of last year has now reached 123, confirming the great success of the programme.
The scope of support under the Green Sports programme included installation of artificial turf or natural grass on sports fields, floodlighting and water-desalination systems. There is no doubt that it has been greatly contributing to further build Omani sporting talent. The programme is provided an excellent means to channelise the energy and talents of Omani youth in a productive way, besides helping local communities develop stronger bonds. Importantly, it is building a pipeline of talented players who can represent the country at all levels in the future. It must be noted that the facilities provided under the programme are used not only by the teams, but also by the local communities that they are based in. There is no doubt that it also has a positive impact on the environment.
On this occasion, Abdullah Juma al Araimi, regional manager – North Sharqiyah, congratulated all the teams and their members for this achievement and for what they have done during the recent past.
The bank has successfully handed over 104 sports fields and many more will be inaugurated in the coming months. The bank’s longest running CSR programme will continue to support and serve the community as it implements the bank’s vision of serving you better, every day.