Testing SMC International Scholars
SMC hosts the Admission test for SMC International Scholars. The test took place at SMC premises on Monday April 27, 2015. This test is conducted to determine the English proficiency level of the students. So far there are three students who are chosen for the Scholarship program. The first one is for Gordonstoun School, which is a paper base test with two parts; Language structure and writing. The two students did online tests. The exam is divided into three parts, the sections are; vocabulary, reading and grammar. The score will be directly sent to Fulford School. Read More
Salalah Methanol Company Signs an Agreement with Directorate General of Education in Dhofar to honor the top students in the Dhofar
Salalah Methanol Company signed an agreement with Directorate General of Education in Dhofar to finance a ceremony to honor the top students in Dhofar Region. The agreement was signed by Hamad Khalfan Al Rashdi, Director General of the DG of Education in Dhofar, and Awadh Hassan Al-Shanfari, Chief Executive Officer of Salalah Methanol Company. This agreement reflects the Company’s beliefs in the importance of corporate social responsibility as one of its key business that balance economy, society and environment. Salalah Methanol Company has committed to the implementation of its plans to fund and support programs related to education, such funding learning tools for students with learning difficulties, providing educational equipment for the training center of the DG of Education, funding the “Interactive School” project for the Raysut school for girls, funding English Language project for Adonub School for girls, and funding to build an industrial football field for Raysut School for boys.Read More
Salalah Methanol Company Hosted Students from Salalah Nursing Institute
As a part of site visit awareness, Salalah Methanol Company (SMC) hosted a number of students from Salalah Nursing Institute on Wednesday April 8, 2015. The visit aimed to publicize the Social activities programs of the Company and to encircle the cooperation between Salalah Methanol Company and the surrounding communities in both Private and public sectors, in order to achieve the balance process in the Education fields.
Moreover, the purpose was to introduce the students to the systems and tools that the company use in the production process of Methanol and introduce them to the different departments in the Company and how they function according to the latest use of the tools and systems.
The visit started with a brief presentation about Salalah Methanol Company. Later there was an explanation about what Corporate Social Responsibility means to SMC, which portrayed the importance of Environmental, Social and Economic areas especially in the Education sector. In addition, there was a clarification about the Safety, Health and Security in the workplace. SMC provide a healthy, hygiene environment for its employees in the work place and emphasis on the importance of working without causing Lost Time Incidents (LTI).
After the presentation, there were a visit to the plant; the students entered the control room and the labs. There were explanations about the utilities that the Company and the factory used in the production process. The types of tools of labs were explained in detail and that reflect the high quality of tools that the Company has.
At the end of the visit, the administration of Salalah Nursing Institute and the students expressed their appreciation for the efforts of SMC employees and the cooperation between SMC and the community.
Raysut Symposium (Economy and Development)
Under the auspices of His Excellency Ahmed Nasir Al Muhrzi, Minister of Tourism, The Raysut Symposium for Economy and Development was launched on Wednesday 8/4/2015 at the Crowne Plaza Resort, coordinated by the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Salalah branch), with the cooperation of Middle East Centre for Consulting and Social Studies.
The seminar was attended by His Excellency Sayyid Mohammed Sultan Al Busaid, Minister of State and Dhofar Governor, a number of dignitaries, and participation of CEOs in Government and Private Sectors in Industrial, Environmental and Commerce fields.
The seminar started with a visual presentation, followed with a speech by Shaikh Abdullah Salem Al Rawas, Chairman of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Salalah branch). Then there was a speech by Mr. Ali Suhail Tabook, Chairman of Middle East Centre for Consulting and Social Studies. Later, another speech was given by Sayyid Hamed Sultan Al-Busaidi. The seminar started with presenting number of workshop and discussion sessions. The first discussion session was entitled “Ports and Industrial Free Zones and their Influence to Enrich the National Economy”. The first discussion session was managed by Eng. Mohammed Abobaker AlQasani, CEO of Global Omani Development and Investment Company.
The opening paper tilted as “Investment Horizon at Salalah Free Zones”, which was presented by Engineer Awadh Salim AlShanfari , Chief Executive Officer of Salalah Free Zone Company( SFZ). Followed by another paper presented by Shaikh Ahmed AkaK, Deputy CEO of Salalah Ports Services Company (SPS), which was entitled “Salalah Port and Competence ability to Serve Logistics Organization”. Another paper was entitled “Raysut Industrial area. Prospect Opportunities” and presented by Said Ali ALMashani, Directorate General of Raysut Industrial area.
The second session, “Corporate Social Responsibility of Organizations”, was divided into three presentations , the first was“ Best Development Projects for Salalah Methanol Company (SMC) in Corporate Social Responsibility in Dhofar Region”, which was presented by Ahmed Musallam Kashoob, External Affairs Manager at SMC. Followed with another paper “Development and Environment in Industrial Areas”, presented by Dr.Mahad Issa Shamas, Environmental expert at Directorate General of Environment and Climate Affairs, Dhofar Region. The last paper was presented by Shaikh Abdullah Al Shahri, Imam and preacher of Sultan Qaboos Centre of Culture and Science, who talked about the economy development of Islamic Law (Sharia).Read More