The 6th version of Al Roya Youth Initiative Award 2018, sponsored by Occidental Oman company Oxy was launched on Friday under the auspices of Salim bin Nasser al Aufi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Oil and Gas.
“Al Roya Youth Initiative Award” translates the Royal approach of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos about intensifying the works related to developing youth cadres to play a bigger role in the development process in the Sultanate, said al Aufi, Under-secretary of the Ministry of Oil and Gas in a statement to reporters.
“The Award aims at creating bigger horizon for innovators and entrepreneurs in order to develop their innovations and initiatives to be able to enter the market,” he added. Hatem bin Hamad al Taie, Editor-in-Chief of the Al Roya Newspaper and General Supervisor of the Award delivered a speech where he highlighted the efforts made by the award team over the past years to keep pace with the developments made in social, economic and technological fields.
“Al Roya Youth Initiative Award has contributed to unveiling unique Omani talents of which many were short-listed to the finals and received prestigious awards,” said Nasser al Maskari, CSR Manager, Oxy Oman.—OO