News & Events

November, 2018

SOHAR Port and Freezone Signs MoU with MECA to Enhance Environmental Management

SOHAR aims to further enhance operations in compliance with international best practices in environmental management

SOHAR Port and Freezone and the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs (MECA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on November 18, at the MECA Head Office in Muscat. The MoU details a long-term strategic programme between SOHAR and MECA for the continuous enhancement of environmental management in the SOHAR area. The programme focuses on environmental permitting, compliance of all Port and Freezone operations with international best practices and continuous monitoring of the impact of operations on the environment.

The MoU was signed by HE Najeeb bin Ali Al Rawas, Undersecretary of MECA, and HE Dr. Mohammed bin Nasser Al Zaabi, Chairman of the Board of SOHAR.

Highlighting the importance of effective environmental management, HE Najeeb bin Ali Al Rawas said, “The application of this programme will greatly contribute towards ensuring that all the operations within SOHAR adhere to international standards. The Ministry is pleased to join hands with SOHAR to drive the importance of environmental management for other industrial players throughout Oman. When it comes to the protection of our environment, we all have a role to play.”

HE Dr. Mohammed bin Nasser Al Zaabi noted, “At SOHAR, we are continuously renewing our commitment towards maintaining a healthy, safe, and secure environment for our industries, our surrounding community, and nature itself. Effective environmental management is an essential element to sustain the development of any business, and we at SOHAR believe the same. Therefore, this new integrated and systematic environmental management approach will be critical in safeguarding the sustainable development of the Port and Freezone.”

For more information on SOHAR Port and Freezone, visit soharportandfreezone.com