With the aim of supporting community related initiatives and as part of its Ramadan activities, Sohar Islamic sponsors ‘Ramadan Aman’ Campaign organized by Al Mukhaini for Events Company. The 20 – day campaign has been planned to offer specially prepared Ramadan Iftar Packages to drivers at traffic lights just before Iftar time with the aim of reducing the urge of drivers to rush to break their fast and henceforth promote road safety.
Commenting on sponsoring ‘Ramadan Aman’ Campaign, Mr. Salim Al Maskari, DGM and Head of Sohar Islamic said “Sohar Islamic has always been keen to drive community awareness on key causes whilst promoting social development. This campaign addresses a very common phenomenon witnessed during the holy month that increases the risk of road accidents jeopardizing the lives of drivers and pedestrians. The unique development and execution of this campaign means that we can focus on this common problem and address it in a way that would eventually have a significantly positive impact contributing towards road safety.”
The ‘Ramadan Aman’ Campaign ultimately promoting road safety will witness the support of 200 volunteers from civil societies and associations. As part of this campaign, the Ramadan Iftar Packages planned to be distributed in high population density areas such as Muscat, Sur, and Sohar, just before Iftar time at traffic lights will include water, dates, cake, and awareness flyers.
“We are working to proactively enhance the highly successful road safety efforts delivered for years by Bank Sohar, the government and other related authorities, whilst further echoing the spirit of volunteering and the value of giving in Ramadan. This is something that Sohar Islamic has always prided itself on and promoted in local communities under its CSR agenda” added Mr. Al Maskari.
Launched in 2013, Sohar Islamic - Bank Sohar’s Islamic Banking Window, has a comprehensive range of banking solutions that cover a wide array of retail and corporate financing needs. These include SME Banking, personal finance, auto finance, term deposits, savings accounts, current accounts and construction and housing finance for the Bank's retail customers. For its corporate clients, Sohar Islamic offers asset finance, working capital finance, trade finance, treasury and investment products. All products and services offered by Sohar Islamic adhere to the highest level of Shari’ah compliance and are specifically designed to meet certain key criteria including a complete segregation of funds, stand alone and independent branches, separate sales staff, a strong Shari’ah Supervisory Board and Shari’ah Audit and Compliance unit, committed management, and the application of the world’s best Islamic banking software. Sohar Islamic assures compliance with the standards of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI).
For more information regarding Sohar Islamic, please visit any of our branches located in Muscat (Al Khoudh & Al Ghubra), Sohar (Falaj Al Qabail), Nizwa (Firq), Barka and Salalah (Saada). Alternatively, customers can also call 24730000, or visit www.soharislamic.net.