Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, is all set to announce 2016 Green Sports beneficiaries as field visits by a committee have concluded to review and short-list sports teams for greening and infrastructure development of football fields across the Sultanate. Marking the fifth year of the unique CSR initiative, the bank will support the development of 15 football fields in 2016 in line with the ‘Let’s Do More’ vision and partnership to promote Oman as a sporting nation.
The Green Sports initiative launched by Bank Muscat in 2012 has gained momentum with a total of 49 teams across the Sultanate benefiting from it till date. In 2015, the bank widened the scope of Green Sports initiative offering four options for sports teams to green football fields with natural or synthetic turf, or avail support for flood lights or water desalination equipment to facilitate greening of fields in areas facing problems of water salinity. The move was aimed at providing wider representation to teams to build sustainable sports infrastructure in all parts of the Sultanate.
The football fields developed as part of the Green Sports initiative are also serving as a meeting place for children and youth to be engaged in gainful activities. The fields are used to host various activities such as Ramadhan nights, group weddings and other celebrations. Such community activities are helping children and youth develop strong positive character traits.
Bank Muscat is committed to its ‘Let’s Do More’ vision for the economy, community and environment and is proud to have led the way in contributing to sustainable development in Oman with various initiatives. As the nation’s leading financial institution, Bank Muscat aims to provide the momentum for youth to excel in all arenas and thereby contribute to the development and progress of Oman.