MUSCAT, May 6 - Oman Olympic Committee (OOC) and Zubair Corporation signed a partnership agreement in support of the national teams participating in the 18th Asian Games with contribution from the Ministry of Sports Affairs. The agreement signing ceremony was held at the Oman Olympic Committee (OOC) headquarters in Al Ghubra on Sunday in presence of Shaikh Saif bin Hilal al Hosni, vice chairman of OOC, Mohammed al Hasani, representative of Zubair Corporation and top officials.
The agreement has been signed to enable preparations of players of the national teams of weightlifting, beach volleyball, swimming, sailing and athletics, the aim being to help them to achieve the desirable goals and represent the Sultanate with distinction at the Asian Games.
OOC continues to follow up the recommendations of the Planning & Follow-up Committee for participation in the 18th Asian Games scheduled for August 18–September 2, 2018. The final list of national teams to take part in the Asian Games will be announced in beginning of next July.
Also, Zubair Cooperation renewed their contract with Oman Chess Committee for one more year.
Ahmed al Balushi, chairman of Oman Chess Committee signed the agreement on behalf of the committee and Mohammed al Hasani was the representative of Zubair Cooperation.
“We must commend the Marketing Committee within Oman Olympic Committee (OOC) for its strenuous endeavours to implement the programme that it is undertaking with the various community-based organisations with a view to setting up partnerships aiming at further strengthening cooperation in the best interest of the various parties’ plans,” Shaikh Saif al Hosni vice chairman of OOC, said.
“In mid-August this year, some of our national teams will participate in the 18th Asian Games scheduled to be staged in the two cities of Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia. Support from Zubair Corporation will benefit the sports associations taking part in the 18th Asian Games,” Al hosni noted.
“In concluding, I must convey my sincere thanks and appreciation to Zubair Corporation for its initiative and continuing support to sport and athletes in the Sultanate of Oman. My thanks also go to the Ministry of Sports Affairs which has always backed the efforts being made in this regard for the benefit of our national teams,” vice chairman of OOC added.
“I would also like to thank our athletes who have the greatest role in achieving our ambitions. They are required to continue their preparations and spend most of their times in training in order to be well prepared and improve their standard so that they honourably represent the Sultanate.” Al Hosni concluded.
Ibrahim al Salmi, representative of Zubair Corporation said the partnership between private sector and sports association and committees is based on a clear strategic vision to achieve all the targets of these associations. “Zubair Corporation is always one of the leading organisations that is supporting sports activities. We renewed our agreement with Oman Chess Committee due to their valuable efforts in conducting different tournaments and activities around the Sultanate,” Al Salmi added.
Adil Al Balushi