PDO, Be’ah sign pact to sponsor training of 600 Omanis
Times News Service
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.”