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Bank Muscat to present green playground in Shinas

MUSCAT, 25 February 2015 – Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, will hand over a green playground developed as part of its Green Sports initiative to Al Watan Team in the wilayat of Shinas under the auspices of H.E. Dr. Said bin Khamis Al Kaabi, Chairman of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection, on 27 February.

Aimed at promoting Oman as a sporting nation, the Green Sports CSR programme was launched by the bank in 2012 to lay the foundation at the grass-root level for a sustainable sports infrastructure. In a record time, the bank has achieved notable success in developing green fields in all parts of the Sultanate, thus contributing to realising the sporting dreams of clubs and teams. Till date in the first three years of the programme, 34 sports clubs have been given support to green their playing fields. The bank's support to the initiative stems from its commitment to giving a helping hand to all deserving teams and clubs in Oman to green their playing fields. The bank recognises that local clubs wield immense influence on neighbourhood communities, especially youth, hence clubs with modern infrastructure facilities can help raise sporting heroes for the country.

The funding criteria of the programme, include that sports clubs/teams should have been in existence for three years with a minimum membership of 300 youth from the local community. Bank Muscat will lay turf grass and hand over the fields to beneficiary clubs/teams.

The Green Sports initiative reiterates the bank's support to Oman's youth who represent the future of Oman. True to its commitment to supporting varied sporting activities in the country, Bank Muscat remains at the forefront in offering the required encouragement to youth. As the nation's leading financial institution, Bank Muscat aims to motivate other corporates to provide the required impetus for youth to excel in all arenas and thereby contribute the development and progress of Oman.