Bank Muscat inaugurates Green Sports field in Al Kamil wa Al Wafi

Roundup Sunday 02/October/2022 09:03 AM
By: Times News Service
Bank Muscat inaugurates Green Sports field in Al Kamil wa Al Wafi

Muscat: Bank Muscat, the leading financial institution in the Sultanate of Oman, has announced the opening of the Al Mamoura Sports Team in the Wilayat of Al Kamil wa Al Wafi as part of its flagship Green Sports CSR programme. The event was held under the patronage of HE Sheikh Khalifa Saleh Salim Al Busaidi, the Wali of Al Kamil wa Al Wafi in the presence of Abdullah Juma Al Araimi, Regional Manager – South Sharqiyah and Abdullah Salim Al Mamari, Head of Al Mamoura Sports Team. An exhibition match was also played as part of the event.

On this occasion, Abdullah Juma Al Araimi, Regional Manager – South Sharqiyah, Bank Muscat, said: “Today, we are delighted to inaugurate the Al Mamoura Sports Team’s Green Sports field, which is implemented by the Bank as part of its strategy to enhance its leadership role in the field of CSR. I take this opportunity to congratulate the team’s management and appreciate their efforts during the implementation of this project. We hope that they will be able to utilize the new facilities for further growth, development and success.”

On his part, Abdullah Salim Al Mamari, Head of Al Mamoura Sports Team, thanked the bank for the completion of the team’s lighting system, which was implemented through Bank Muscat’s Green Sports programme. Pointing out that the new sports field will now be used to organise different sports, social and cultural activities and events, he affirmed that the team would continue to work hard to develop the capabilities and talents of its members and emphasized the team management's keenness to contribute strongly to local sports in Oman.

Bank Muscat’s Green Sports programme is one of the leading CSR programs in Oman which provides support to local sports teams as part of the bank’s efforts to develop sports infrastructure in Omani sports and provide green spaces throughout the Sultanate of Oman. The scope of support under the Green Sports programme include installation of artificial turf or natural grass on sports fields, floodlighting and water-desalination systems. In 2021, the bank increased the number of annual beneficiaries to 20 on the occasion of the flagship CSR programme’s 10th Anniversary and the bank recently announced the 20 winners for this year. It is a matter of great encouragement that the Green Sports programme has benefitted 163 teams and over 50,000 team members across the Sultanate of Oman so far.

The facilities developed as part of the programme are often used as a venue for other social activities by communities across Oman, leading to stronger social bonding and positive behaviour among young people as well as the development of talented Omani youth. Through the 2022 edition of this flagship CSR programme, Bank Muscat has further strengthened its pioneering role in the field of social responsibility and sustainability, and its continuing drive to develop modern sports infrastructure across the Sultanate in the spirit of the Public-Private Partnership model.