MUSCAT: Bank Muscat, the leading financial services provider in the Sultanate, continues to open new sports fields across the Sultanate as part of its flagship Green Sports programme. The bank recently opened four new sports fields in North Al Batinah in line with the bank’s commitment to community development and promoting Oman as a sporting nation. The opening of the Al Faw Sports Team’s field in the Wilayat of Suwaiq was attended by Abdul Mohsin Al Ajmi, Chairman of the team. The bank also inaugurated the Al Bareek Sports Team’s sports field in the Wilayat of Al Khabourah, in the presence of Hilal Bin Ali Al Rubaei, a member of the board of directors of the team. Another field was handed over to the Al Muntaser Sports Team in the Wilayat of Suwaiq at an event attended by Musabbah Bin Hashel Al-Suli, Vice Chairman of the team. The fourth sports field was handed over to the Al Nusoor Sports Team in the Wilayat of Suwaiq in the presence of the Jassim Bin Hassan Al-Awadi, Treasurer of the team. Abdul Rahman Abdullah Al Shizawi, Regional Manager – North Al Batinah, Bank Muscat, handed over project completion certificates to the teams at the handover events, which were organised in full compliance with Covid-19 norms.
The total number of teams, which have benefitted from the programme until the end of last year has now reached 123, confirming the great success of the programme. On this occasion, Abdul Rahman Abdullah Al Shizawi, Regional Manager – North Al Batinah, Bank Muscat, congratulated all the teams and their members for this achievement and for what they have done during the recent past. The bank has already handed over 118 sports fields and more will be inaugurated soon. He added that Green Sports fields add to the green spaces across the country and are also used by local communities for a number of activities apart from sports.
The scope of support under the Green Sports programme included installation of artificial turf or natural grass on sports fields, floodlighting and water-desalination systems. There is no doubt that it has been greatly contributing to further build Omani sporting talent. The programme is providing an excellent means to channelise the energy and talents of Omani youth in a productive way, besides helping local communities develop stronger bonds. Importantly, it is building a pipeline of talented players who can represent the country at all levels in the future. There is no doubt that it also has a positive impact on the environment. Bank Muscat’s longest running CSR programme will continue to support and serve the community as it implements the bank’s vision of “serving you better, every day”.