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A char­ity ap­peal by Pe­tro­leum De­vel­op­ment Oman (PDO) em­ploy­ees to help the af­fected peo­ple of Cy­clone Mekunu has raised a to­tal of RO166,000. The money will be used to re­pair houses dam­aged in the storms and will be di­vided be­tween the south­ern wilay­ats in Dho­far and res­i­dents’ prop­erty that have been dam­aged in the Com­pany’s con­ces­sion area.

PDO’s Ex­ter­nal Af­fairs & Value Creation Di­rec­tor Ab­dul-Amir Ab­dul-Hus­sein Al Ajmi pre­sented the cheque to the Oman Char­i­ta­ble Or­gan­i­sa­tion’s (OCO) Ex­ec­u­tive Chair­man Mr Ali Ibrahim Shenoon Al Raisi at the com­pany’s head­quar­ters. The OCO will en­sure the money raised will be used as ef­fec­tively as pos­si­ble to help re­lieve the suf­fer­ing of the many peo­ple who have lost their homes and liveli­hoods. In a sep­a­rate an­nounce­ment ear­lier this week, PDO an­nounced that the com­pany was do­nat­ing RO5 mil­lion to sup­port af­fected peo­ple and the on­go­ing re­cov­ery ef­forts in the wake of last month’s trop­i­cal storm which hit Dho­far and Al Wusta Gover­norates.

“Our staff have been ex­tremely gen­er­ous in their dona­tions and are keen to help the many peo­ple who lost so much to re­build their lives and homes af­ter this nat­u­ral dis­as­ter. The OCO will en­sure that the money reaches the peo­ple who are in most need as quickly as pos­si­ble,” said Al Ajmi.

PDO has an es­tab­lished record of hold­ing staff char­ity ap­peals backed by the com­pany to sup­port the af­fected peo­ple of nat­u­ral dis­as­ters and con­flicts. Ex­am­ples in re­cent years in­clude two ap­peals for the hu­man­i­tar­ian cri­sis in Ye­men, sup­port for the Ro­hingya refugees and fundrais­ing ef­forts for vic­tims of the Nepal earth­quake, the Syr­ian civil war, the Gaza con­flict and ty­phoon Haiyan in the Philip­pines.

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