PDO, Be’ah sign pact to spon­sor train­ing of 600 Oma­nis

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MUS­CAT: Pe­tro­leum De­vel­op­ment Oman (PDO) is spon­sor­ing the vo­ca­tional train­ing of 600 young Oma­nis as part of its ef­forts to cre­ate more than 50,000 job op­por­tu­ni­ties in and out­side the oil and gas in­dus­try be­tween 2017 and 2019. The com­pany signed a Me­moran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing (MoU) with Oman En­vi­ron­men­tal Ser­vice Hold­ing Com­pany (Be’ah) to em­ploy trainees upon their suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of a the­o­ret­i­cal and prac­ti­cal train­ing pro­gramme in the field of waste man­age­ment, which will last from six to nine months.

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.

PDO Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Raoul Res­tucci, who signed the agree­ment with Be’ah Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Tariq Ali Al Amri, 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.” He added, “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.”

En­gi­neer Al Amri said: “We, at Be’ah, are com­mit­ted to de­vel­op­ing the waste man­age­ment sec­tor and we be­lieve that peo­ple are the core of our busi­ness. We are very hon­oured to part­ner with PDO in this unique ini­tia­tive, as it will of­fer op­por­tu­ni­ties for Omani grad­u­ates to de­velop their skills and knowl­edge in the waste man­age­ment sec­tor. 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.”

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