Oman’s LNG sector, represented by Oman LNG and Qalhat LNG, has pledged RO6 million ($15.6 million) to support the national efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact.
RO2 million of this will be contributed to the fund set up by the Supreme Committee for Covid-19 and the Ministry of Health to combat the impact of Covid-19 outbreak, while the remaining RO4 million will be deployed to directly support the Job Security Fund established by His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, who initiated the fund with a personal contribution of RO10 million, said a Oman News Agency report.
Oman LNG has been working closely with the Ministry of Health in sponsoring various initiatives and projects to identify the requirements in hospitals and clinics, as the ministry puts great efforts to control the spread of the virus and provide the necessary treatment for those affected around the Sultanate.
The company has recently funded the purchase of critical tools and equipment for hospitals and clinics in South Sharqiya Governorate, in coordination with Ministry of Health.
In addition, Oman LNG has also recently funded an advanced isolation ward at Sur Hospital, uplifting the health services provided in the Sultanate and in particular South Sharqiya Governorate.
Harib Al-Kitani, Oman LNG CEO, said: “We express our sincere gratitude to His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik and the authorities for their efforts and precautionary measures to ensure the safety of our communities and people during such challenging times. We at Oman LNG have been accustomed to meet the country’s expectations from private sector in both good and challenging times”.