PDO staff raise OMR192,000 for Yemen crisis

Energy Sunday 18/June/2017 11:17 AM
By: Times News Service
PDO staff  raise OMR192,000 for Yemen crisis

Muscat: More than 1,900 employees of Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) have contributed from their salaries to helpn alleviate the suffering of Yemeni citizens.

PDO is working with Oman Charitable Organization (OCO) which is under the financial supervision of the government, to ensure that the money for humanitarian aid is effectively spent.

Generosity is not a rare occurrence especially during the Holy Month of Ramadan, as the true meaning of it is to help those who are less fortunate.

PDO’s External Affairs and Value Creation Director Abdul-Amir Abdul-Hussein Al Ajmi said: “I would also like to thank OCO for their tremendous and continuous support to PDO in helping to channel the money to where it is most needed.”

OCO’s Ali Ibrahim Shenoon Al Raisi said: “PDO is the first company to donate to us during the Ramadhan period and we are thankful for the continued support from them. The money from PDO will go towards medical funds and specifically to provide medicine.”

This is not the first time PDO has raised funds for Yemen, in 2015 staff donated up to OMR170,000 to Yemen. Over the years PDO has donated to the victims of the Syrian civil war, the Gaza conflict, and the Nepal earthquake.