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CSR Programme of the Year, 2016: Oman LNG

Oman LNG has become renowned for a variety of CSR initiatives across Oman within the company’s social investment programme.

The group has an active investment portfolio which it divides among its Community Fund for projects within its host communities in areas close to its plant, its National Fund for projects spread across different regions and the Reserve Fund to ensure the sustainability of the fund in future.

In the field of healthcare, Oman LNG oversaw the construction of a $48m referral hospital to provide care for the entire region. Since then it has funded pioneering work in gene-testing laboratories in the drive to better understand and reduce hereditary illnesses, the purchase of state-of-the-art cancer treatment equipment, innovative equipment for the treatment and rehabilitation of spinal cord injuries, a regional facility for specialist training in ear, nose, throat and dental clinics, including one mobile unit to treat the disabled.

In the community, the company’s involvement in the creation of the National Centre for Autism in Muscat and the Road Safety Initiative in Sur (with a combined investment of $15m) stand out as worthy contributions to local society.

The group is also the largest single sponsor of the Environmental Society of Oman (ESO). The ESO’s activities range from indigenous species protection to the championing of waste reduction, reuse and recycle programmes. The latest effort being the “Reduce Plastic Bag Campaign” throughout Oman.

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