Duqm Refinery Launches Majlis series of Community Meetings

Majlis event comes to provide a platform to communicate with the local community and to update stakeholders on the progress of the project.

Muscat: Duqm Refinery launched last week a series of community meetings (Majlis) under the auspices of HE Sheikh Mua’thad bin Mohammed Al Yaqoubi, Governor of Al Wusta. This event is organized as part of the project managements strong belief to initiate positive interaction with the surrounding communities as one of the cornerstones for the success of the project.

The event was attended by sheikhs and citizens of Al Wusta Governorate, in addition to civil and military government officials. The event aims at showcasing the progress of the project to local community, furthermore highlighting opportunities and challenges facing the project. The event also aims at receiving their inquiries and grievances and to respond to them efficiently.

On this occasion, HE Sheikh Mua’thad bin Mohammed Al Yaqoubi, the event patron stated “One of the main pillars for the success of mega projects is to build a strong partnership with local communities by incorporating them in every phase in the project. Local communities plays vital role in the progress and sustainability of projects and we look forward to see the results of this partnership”.

In the same context, Eng Yousuf bin Mohammed Al Jahdami, Deputy Project Director of Duqm Refinery stated “today we launch Majlis event to strengthen our ties with the local community and the other public and private entities in the governorate. Every house in Oman has its own Majlis with inherited traditions to discuss various opinions that reflects the unity and solidarity of the Omani society”

Al Jahdami added “To ensure the success of this events, we have established a special department to manage the government and community relations and enhance the relations with all parties. This department will address all inquiries and issues of the stakeholders and will forward them to the relevant departments”.

Nas-ha bint Mohammed Al Falahia, General Manager, Corporate Affairs commented “Duqm Refinery is one of the strategic projects in the blessed renaissance era wisely led by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said. The project will contribute in building a brighter future for ourselves and for generations to come. We, at Duqm Refinery highly value the all suggestions and opinions that aims at enriching our project and to maximize its benefits for the whole country”.

Al Falahia further commented “we are keen to share the progress update of the project with the local community and we will share with them our recruitment plans, In-country Value Opportunities and social investment programs to reach out to wider sections in the society”

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