Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) recently announced three new community projects: medical equipment and appliances for a hospital in Shaleem, a livestock market in Haima and a public majlis in Muqshin.
“PDO is proud and privileged to support the communities in which we operate and this latest social investment package highlights our ongoing commitment to provide important public amenities,” PDO Oil South Director Suleiman Al Tobi. “Each tranche of this latest funding will meet a particular need of the people in Muqshin, Haima and Shaleem and contribute to improving the quality of their lives. We consult extensively with the citizens and authorities in our concession area to assess their needs and target our social investment efforts to help where and when we can."
The hospital that PDO will provide equipment for in Shaleem was also funded by the company, while Haima’s livestock market will be the first in the wilayat. PDO has constructed majlises in a number of other villages, where the communities have used them for weddings, funerals and meetings.
"The signing of this agreement is a further proof of PDO’s commitment to support the local community pursuant to its corporate social responsibility,” Sheikh Abdullah Al Hamar said. “We have always known PDO through its various social investments, as this is a translation of its ethos of: ‘Our success is hinged on the success of the communities where we operate.’"