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Bank Muscat celebrates 38th Green Sports football field in Izki

MUSCAT, 17 September 2017 – Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, in step with its ‘Let’s Do More’ vision and ‘Imprints’ initiative to support youth and promote Oman as a sporting nation, celebrated the inauguration of a football field developed as part of the Green Sports initiative in the wilayat of Izki in Dakhiliyah governorate. The 38th Green Sports football field was presented to Al Qaryatain Sports Team at the ceremony presided by H.E. Shaikh Mohammed bin Sihab bin Hamed Al Balushi, Wali of Izki, in the presence of dignitaries and senior bank officials.

Addressing the gathering, Abdullah Al Roshdy, Regional Manager – South Dakhiliyah 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.

Mahmoud bin Ahmed Al Rashdi, President of Al Qaryatain 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 sixth year of the unique CSR initiative, the bank is supporting the development of 15 football fields in 2017.

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.

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.