Oil and Gas



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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