MUSCAT, 12 September 2012 – bank muscat, the flagship financial institution in the Sultanate, has announced lead support to the first Dhofar camel milking competition to be held on 15 and 16 September under the auspices of H.E Shaikh Salim bin Mustahail Al Maashani, Advisor at the Diwan of the Royal Court. The competition will be attended by dignitaries and camel enthusiasts from Oman and the Gulf Cooperation Council states.
The objective of the competition is to encourage people to raise camel for milk production and to highlight that camel milk is part of Arab natural wealth and to stress on the need for partnership between the government and society to transform the livestock sector from a consumption focus to productivity focus. The competition is also aimed at educating camel owners on how to preserve pasture lands and prevent desertification. In all, 30 thoroughbred camels and 20 crossbred camels will be selected to participate in the competition.
Yasir Salim Tabook, Regional Manager – Dhofar, said: “bank muscat is happy to participate in the first Dhofar camel milking competition and complement the government efforts in boosting the livestock sector. The support to the event comes within the bank's strategy to promote and preserve the country’s traditions, heritage and culture. The livestock wealth highlights its economic importance and the need to implement effective methods to boost productivity.”
Tabook added: “bank muscat supports all major national events aimed at preserving the country’s rich traditions, heritage and culture. We wish the competition success and urge the public to participate in the event and familiarise themselves with the country’s rich traditions.”