Cyclone Mekunu: Private sector donates over OMR6Mn in one day

Energy Tuesday 05/June/2018 21:40 PM
By: Times News Service
Cyclone Mekunu: Private sector donates over OMR6Mn in one day

Muscat: Donations of more than OMR6 million poured in from the private sector within one day, to support the people affected by Cyclone Mekunu in the Governorates of Dhofar and Al Wusta.
Oman LNG donated OMR5 million, while Bank Dhofar donated OMR1 million, followed by Raysut Cement Company which made a donation of OMR500,000.
These donations are part of the corporate social responsibility of the companies.
“Chaired by Dr. Mohammed Al Rumhi, Oman LNG Board of Directors approved OMR5 million to support relief efforts in areas affected by Cyclone Mekunu in Dhofar and Al Wusta governorates.
“The efforts are part of Oman LNG’s response to ease lives of people,” Oman LNG said in a statement online.
“The OMR5 million initiative follows earlier immediate relief efforts by Oman LNG for Dhofar and Al Wusta Governorates where trucks loaded with emergency supplies were delivered to the families affected by Cyclone Mekunu,” the statement read.
Raysut Cement Company decided to help by reducing and mitigating the damage caused by the cyclone, in addition to making a donation. In a statement online the company said, “As part of the national and loyal effort made by the public and private institutions and departments, Raysut Cement Company donates OMR500,000 in cash and 5,700 tonnes of cement, estimated at OMR130,000, to restore damaged areas and to help the affected people.”
Meanwhile, Bank Dhofar said: “In a demonstration of its solidarity with the affected families, the Board of Directors of Bank Dhofar decided to contribute OMR1 million to support people in Dhofar and Al Wusta Governorates. The amount will be managed in coordination with Oman Charity Organisation.”