Mawarid Mining receives award for Omanisation

Muscat - 

Mawarid Mining LLC, the largest private mining company in Oman, was selected by the Ministry of Manpower as one of the leading organisation in terms of Omanisation of jobs at the GCC level.

The company was felicitated during the 12th honorary ceremony for private sector enterprises for localisation in the GCC on September 25, 2012.

The ceremony was held in Riyadh on the sidelines of the 29th session of the Council of GCC Labour Ministers.

The event celebrated the achievement of the private sector in different disciplines in appreciation for efforts made to increase Omanisation rates in private establishments. Mawarid Mining has earned recognition and was selected for this year’s awards due to its high rate of Omanisation.

The award was received by Rashid al Bimani, general manager - HR, admin & security, Mawarid Mining, a press release said.

Tariq al Barwani, CEO, Mawarid Mining LLC, said, “We are delighted to receive this award. It is part of our companies` mission, to serve the communities where we operate, which includes recruiting, training and development of local talent. We will continue in the same direction with sincere dedication and responsibility.”

Mawarid’s Omanisation percentage as on end of August 2012 stands at 77 per cent with 378 out of a total its 488 employees being Omanis.

Mawarid encourages and supports its Omani employees to develop their respective disciplines and take up supervisory and leadership positions.

The company provides training seats to its Omani employees wherein employees attended training programmes in their respective technical and functional skills, HSE, English language, supervisory development, leadership and behavioural development.

Mohammed al Kharusi, director – corporate operations, MB Holding Company, said, “As a part of its mission and corporate social responsibility, Mawarid has developed and implemented various training and guidance programmes to enhance employee competencies through on the job and formal training programmes including technical and non-technical training for its Omani employees.”

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