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Oman LNG finances RO3mn for Sur park

13 Feb 2022 Oman LNG finances RO3mn for Sur park By OUR CORRESPONDENT

Muscat – As part of its efforts to sustain Oman’s unique biodiversity and transform the coastal landscape of Sur, Oman LNG has extended its support to the community to finance the second phase of the Sur Public Park, in collaboration with the South Sharqiyah Governor’s Office.

The estimated cost of the second phase is RO3mn and the park is set to be a public facility, attracting residents and visitors of Sur and South Sharqiyah governorate in general, according to a press statement.

The project has been planned to operate as a self-sustaining enterprise, providing exceptional opportunities for entrepreneurship. Additionally, the park will boost the tourism sector in the governorate.

The second phase of Sur Public Park builds on earlier support where Oman LNG had funded detailed consultancy services for the design phase of the park, taking into consideration a number of important factors to accommodate all community needs.

The latest initiative by the company dovetails with His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik’s recent call for concerted efforts to ensure the development of the governorates, with emphasis on sustainable programmes that prioritise economic growth and social welfare.

This is aligned to the ‘People and Society’ pillar of the pivotal Oman Vision 2040, which aims to develop the health aspect of the society. Additionally, it addresses the family and community wellbeing and health objectives of this pillar. The latest initiative will also advance the company’s effort to boost its environmental performance.

Dr Yahya al Ma’awli, Governor of South Sharqiyah, said, “It gives us great pleasure to continue the exceptional relationship and collaboration with Oman LNG, through supporting various social responsibility programmes and projects. Sur Public Park is an additional vital project and comes as a testimony to His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik’s call to enhance and develop services across the governorates of Oman. Additionally, such projects will include many benefits – from social, economic and touristic spectrums – offered to people and tourists.”

On the occasion, Talal al Awfi, chairman of Oman LNG, said, “As a responsible company, Oman LNG and its shareholders are determined to continue to play its pioneering role in the socio-economic fabric of the sultanate and meeting community’s aspirations.”

From a global perspective, the Sur Public Park project ties in well with UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals, under the good health and wellbeing goal; the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for current and future generations by addressing the global climate challenges the world is facing.

Hamed al Naamany, CEO of Oman LNG, said, “We feel privileged to pursue this project that will provide many opportunities for SMEs.”

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