Sohar Aluminium and SOHAR Port and Freezone continue their efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting initiatives by the Ministry of Health and the General Directorate of Health Services, in the Governorate of North Batinah. The two companies collaborated to co-fund the procurement of a “GeneXpert" 8-module machine and testing kits.
This initiative follows previous actions undertaken by both companies to contribute to the fight against the pandemic. The testing machine and kits will contribute to increasing the testing capacity in the North Al Batinah Governorate.
Sohar Aluminium contributed to supporting the Ministry's efforts by providing equipment and tools used to protect the health sector first-line responders against COVID-19. The company's contribution to the purchase of this machine and testing kits comes fully from the donation of its employee through a special campaign that was launched earlier by the company for this purpose.
SOHAR Port and Freezone also provided support by financing a number of health and social initiatives in the Governorate, as well as the Sultanate. SOHAR employees volunteered their time for various initiatives.
Both companies are among the few local companies that have continued to operate since the breakout of the pandemic in the Sultanate. Their commitment to support the national economy and ensure the provision of products and services has helped reduce the impact of these exceptional circumstances on the industrial and logistics sector.
About Sohar Aluminium:
Sohar Aluminium LLC was formed in September 2004 to undertake a landmark Greenfield aluminium smelter project in the Sultanate of Oman. It is jointly owned by OQ S.A.O.C, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC - TAQA and Rio Tinto.
About SOHAR Port & Freezone
SOHAR Port is a deep-sea port centrally located and within easy reach of the booming economies of the Gulf and the Indian subcontinent. With a reach to over 2.2 billion consumers, it is one of the few global ports equipped with deep-water jetties capable of handling the world`s largest ships. SOHAR Port is ideal for the import and export of a wide variety of dry, break, and liquid bulk, as well as container shipping. SOHAR is a 50:50 joint venture between the Government of Oman and the Port of Rotterdam.
SOHAR Freezone is a 4,500 hectares development that, together with SOHAR Port, has attracted over US$27 billion in investments. The first phase of the free zone has been developed, with almost 75% of the 500 hectares leased. Phase 2 is now well underway. This will see further expansion and growth for new investors looking to take advantage of the compelling value proposition with unique incentives to operate their companies easily and flexibly, in an environment where businesses can prosper.