MUSCAT, 25 November 2019
Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, in step with its vision 'To serve you better, everyday' and commitment to partnership in supporting youth and promoting Oman as a sporting nation, celebrated the inauguration of the 63rd football field developed as part of its Green Sports initiative in Al Kamil Al Wafi. The guest of honour, Sheikh Hamood Bin Nasser Al Hashmi, presented the Green Sports football field to the Al Shabab Sports Team at a special ceremony in Al Kamil Al Wafi, which was held on the occasion of National Day celebrations in the wilayat.
Addressing the gathering, Salim Al Shidi, Acting Regional Manager, South Sharqiya, Bank Muscat, said: “This is a proud achievement for Bank Muscat and this unique CSR initiative once again reiterates the bank's commitment to develop modern sports infrastructure across Oman. We are keenly supporting the Government in its efforts to create a sporting nation and also contribute to sustainable development and all-round progress of local communities in Oman. Through this programme, the bank has been able to speed up the delivery of developmental goals for the Sultanate."
Dr. Ali Al Marhoobi, Manager of the Al Shabab Sports Team, thanked Bank Muscat and said: “We thank Bank Muscat for this great initiative in serving our Nation. The Green Sports programme is a big boost for the country's youth and we are confident that many youngsters from different localities and sports teams across Oman will benefit from this programme. On the occasion of the 49th National Day, we are very happy to dedicate this Green Sports Field to the further progress and development of our great Nation under the visionary leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said."
The Green Sports initiative, which aims to promote Oman as a sporting nation by greening and developing football fields, has benefited a total of 108 sports teams across the country to date. The programme has spread across the entire nation, reinforcing the bank's leadership role in social responsibility. Marking the 8th year of the unique CSR initiative, the bank is supporting the development of 15 football fields across the Sultanate in 2019.
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. 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.