MUSCAT, 15 January 2018
Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, in step with its 'Let's Do More' vision and commitment to partnership in supporting youth and promoting Oman as a sporting nation, celebrated the inauguration of a football field developed as part of the Green Sports initiative in the wilayat of Suwaiq in North Batinah governorate. H.E Shaikh Muhanna Saif Al Lamki, Governor of North Batinah, presented the 40th Green Sports football field to Al Arabi Sports Team in the presence of dignitaries and senior bank officials.
Addressing the gathering, Abdul Rahman Al Shizawi, Acting Regional Manager – North Batinah branches, reiterated the bank's support to develop modern sports infrastructure across the Sultanate, complementing the government efforts in building a sporting nation. The initiative benefiting communities, especially youth, is aimed at contributing to sustainable development and all-round progress in Oman, he added.
Omar bin Humaid Al Jahwari, President of Al Arabi Sports Team, said: “We are thankful to Bank Muscat for the Green Sports initiative, which has made vital contributions to creating an environment encouraging Omani sports talents. The unique initiative is a big support for the country's youth and we are confident that many youngsters will benefit from this programme and become sporting heroes for the country."
The Green Sports initiative launched by Bank Muscat in 2012 has gained momentum with a total of 78 sports teams across the Sultanate benefiting from the support till date. Marking the seventh year of the unique CSR initiative, the bank is set to support the development of 15 football fields across the Sultanate in 2018.
The Green Sports initiative has made vital contributions to creating an environment encouraging Omani sports talents. The unique initiative is a big support for the country's youth to become sporting heroes for the country.
The scope of Green Sports support for sports teams include greening of football fields with natural or synthetic turf, floodlights or water desalination equipment in areas facing problems of water salinity. Ensuring wider representation, the Green Sports support is extended to develop sustainable sports infrastructure in all parts of the Sultanate.
The bank's support to develop modern sports infrastructure across the Sultanate complements the government efforts in building a sporting nation. The initiative benefiting communities, especially youth, is aimed at contributing to sustainable development and all-round progress in Oman.
Committed to its 'Let's Do More' vision for the community and the nation, Bank Muscat is proud to have led the way in contributing to sustainable development in Oman with various initiatives. As the nation's leading financial institution, Bank Muscat aims to provide the impetus for youth to excel in all arenas and thereby contribute to the development and progress of Oman.