The Public Majlis of Hamra Adduru’a has been officially inaugurated at an event attended by PDO Managing Director Raoul Restucci in the presence of the Deputy Wali of Ibri in Hamra Adduru’a, Sheikh Hamad Bin Sultan Al Busaidi, and other government officials, Sheikhs and residents.
The building was funded by PDO in an effort to provide a safe and suitable community gathering space for over 1,500 people from Hamra Adduru’a and the surrounding communities of Wadi Aswad. It consists of a large public space and storage and kitchen facilities to be used for social celebrations and gatherings.
Mr Restucci, who was guest of honour at the opening ceremony, said: “I am proud to inaugurate the Public Majlis of Hamra Adduru’a in the presence of such leading local dignitaries, including the Deputy Wali.
“This building will serve as a vital social hub and complements other sustainable development amenities we have supported in this area. These projects are a testimony of the friendship and support we extend not only to the community of Hamra Adduru’a but others all over Oman, both in our concession area and beyond. We only succeed if they do.”
Local dignitary Sheikh Hamad Bin Matar Al Durie said: “I thank PDO for its continuous support to the people of Hamra Adduru’a with these different projects, which also include a veterinary clinic and camel race track, and I especially thank Mr Raoul Restucci for attending this ceremony.”
The ceremony was attended by a number of prominent community figures and over 60 local people, in addition to students from Hamra Adduru’a School for Primary Education who read poetry and gave a traditional dance performance.
PDO has been actively supporting local communities for decades and is currently developing a number of infrastructure projects in partnership with the Ministries of Education, Health and Agriculture and Fisheries to provide communities with better access to important services and amenities.
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