Bank Muscat Continues Supporting Sports Teams Within the “Green Sports” Programme

Roundup Sunday 17/March/2024 13:44 PM
By: Times News Service
Bank Muscat Continues Supporting Sports Teams Within the “Green Sports” Programme

In emphasis of its stance of leadership in the Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) and support to the youth and society, Bank Muscat, the leading financial service provider in the Sultanate of Oman, continues to enhance the Green Sports programme through the inauguration of more green sports fields across the Sultanate. The Bank has recently inaugurated a synthetic turf project for Al Yahmadi Sports team in Ibra, North Al Sharqiya. The event was held by His Excellency Mahmoud bin Yahya Al Thuhli, Al Sharqiya North Governor, with the presence of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Abri, Wali of Ibra, Badr bin Mohammed Al Hajri, Assistant Regional Manager, Bank Muscat, Yousif bin Said Al Maskari, Head of Al Yahmadi Sports team, and a number of invitees and team members.

On the inauguration ceremony, Badr bin Mohammed Al Hajri, Assistant Regional Manager, North Al Sharqiya, Bank Muscat, expressed his happiness about the successful execution of Al Yahmadi Sports team’s synthetic turf project as part of the “Green Sports” programme. Badr Al Hajri congratulated Al Yahmadi Sports team for the successful completion of the project which will contribute to the development of the main infrastructure of the team. The field will represent a suitable venue for the team to organize events and to organize different cultural and sports activities contributing to the enhancement of their sports skills. Furthermore, a large segment of the Omani youth with different age groups are keen to join the events related to the sports and social arenas. Bank Muscat will remain committed to serving the youth through its CSR program “Green Sports” to keep pace with the developments that contribute to the growth of the Sports teams all over the Sultanate.

Speaking on the occasion, Yousif bin Said Al Maskari, Head of Al Yahmadi Sports team, said:” I would like to take this opportunity to thank Bank Muscat for the continuous support to enhancing the “Green Sports” program. This program represents a major social initiative for developing the youth’s talents and sports teams in the Sultanate. The fields of local sports teams constitute strategic and convenient areas to organize various sports and cultural events and sports activities. Therefore, the new lighting project of Al Yahmadi Sports team was the dream of the Omani youth while it has now become a reality that would provide the team with an ample opportunity to develop their talents and sports potential through hosting multiple sports and cultural events, activities, and competitions.”

The Green Sports program is one of Bank Muscat’s CSR initiatives, which draws from the values of leadership and partnership to create a positive impact on the Omani society. The program aims to develop and provide a sustainable infrastructure for sports fields in the country. The scope of Green Sports support for sports teams comprises four areas including greening of football fields with natural or synthetic turf, floodlights and water desalination equipment in areas facing water salinity. Bank Muscat’s Green Sports program has so far benefitted 183 teams with over 50,000 team members across the Sultanate.