PDO, Be'ah to train and provide jobs for 600 Omanis
November 8, 2018 | 1:27 PM
by Times News Service
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Muscat: Hundreds of young Omanis will receive vocational training in the waste management sector thanks to an agreement signed by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and Oman Environmental Service Holding Company S.A.O.C. (Be’ah).

As part of the memorandum of understanding (MoU), 600 trainees will be employed by Be’ah following the successful completion of a theoretical and practical training programme in the field of waste management, that will be sponsored by PDO.

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PDO Managing Director Raoul Restucci, said, “PDO is pleased to partner with Be’ah on this training programme which will provide hundreds of young Omanis with jobs in the important waste management sector.

“As part of the concerted endeavour to conserve our environment, it is imperative that Oman builds up its capability in the collection, transport, treatment and disposal of waste.

“Those recruited will play a vital role as the Sultanate transitions to a greener economy.”

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The trainees will be offered full-time jobs in a wide range of positions including waste collection supervisors, transfer station supervisors and operators, landfill operators, supervisors and managers, and waste management drivers. The batch of trainees will include 350 high school certificate holders (grades 10-12) and 250 university degree holders.

Be'ah CEO Tariq Al Amri added, “We, in Be’ah, are committed to develop the waste management sector and we believe that people are the core of our business.

"This collaboration is one of many between Be’ah and PDO that will enhance in-country value and achieve wider economic diversification in the Sultanate.”

The move comes as part of PDO's national job creation programme, which aims to create 50,000 jobs outside the oil and gas sector from 2017-2019.

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