Oman LNG’s fund boosts Turtle Visitor Centre at Ras al Jinz

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The Ministry of Tourism and Oman LNG officially inaugurated the renovation of Ras al Jinz Turtle Reserve Museum (Turtle Visitor Centre). The initiative is aimed at enhancing information-sharing and promoting education materials and resources of turtles and their habitat to visitors, researchers and concerned parties.

Despite the turtle’s existence in the oceans for millions of years, they are in danger of extinction. The main aim of Ras al Jinz Turtle Reserve is to boost environmental awareness among people in Oman and protect the future of turtles. The Turtle Reserve offers a variety of tourist services to guests and researchers, provided by the renowned ‘Turtle Visitor Centre’. The centre was recently renovated through the joint efforts between the Ministry of Tourism and Oman LNG. The scientific museum was equipped with cutting-edge technologies to lure visitors’ experience and to have a closer look on the life cycle of sea turtles and to highlight the most prominent archaeological sites in the sultanate. The reason behind choosing such a unique geographical location is the clear water surrounding the museum where these endangered species breed.

Protecting the environment tops Oman LNG's priorities. In addition to the Ras al Jinz Turtle Reserve, the company has supported many initiatives to conserve the environment. These include several campaigns to reduce the use of plastic bags and beach cleaning activities to ensure that the company meets the highest of standards, regulations and commitments towards protecting the environment. Oman LNG funded advanced cleaning equipment in Jalaan Bani Bu Ali and Masirah in South Sharqiyah.

Sheikh Khalid bin Abdullah al Massan, CEO of Oman LNG Development Corporation, said, “This project represents another milestone in our journey to protect the environment, as it has always been on the forefront of our interest. Our contribution to renovate Ras al Jinz Turtle Reserve Museum will attract many visitors and researchers.”

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