Since 2003, SOHAR has formed deep and enduring bonds with the local community and has helped to transform the port city through a range of social, cultural and economic initiatives. This is the place where you’ll discover the many SOHAR Port and Freezone projects and initiatives that have helped bring about positive change. 

Skills development, cultural activities, sports and health, and environmental issues are high on our agenda. We work closely with local schools, Government agencies, and businesses to contribute to sustainable growth, and promote an inclusive and thriving community.

A cleaner and greener SOHAR starts here

SOHAR Port and Freezone organized a two-day beach and mangrove clean-up at Harmoul Beach in Liwa last December 2 and 3. Hundreds of school and college students joined officials and staff from SOHAR, a reflection of the strong commitment to the environment in the city.
The two-day clean-up began with a briefing on the importance of keeping beaches and ecosystems clean and safe. Staff from the SOHAR also run through a list of health and safety precautions and discussed some of the similar initiatives the port authority has already undertaken. Following the briefing, students collected and bagged rubbish from the beach, much of it plastic waste washed up and deposited by high tides. On the second day, college students picked up rubbish tangled in the maze of mangrove roots at the beach.
Environmental sustainability is rooted in Oman’s culture, and is a key part of the vision of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos when he institutionalised both the ‘Vision 2020’ development strategy and UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation”, said Jamal Aziz, SOHAR Freezone CEO. "The beach and mangrove clean-ups are a part of our commitment to ensuring that this vision is realised, and that the ecosystems surrounding our Port and Freezone and the wildlife they support are protected for many years to come."


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