Oman LNG’s Fund Boosts Turtle Visitor Centre at Ras Al Jinz

01 October 2017

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 promote 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 initiatives include several campaigns to reduce the use of plastic bags and beach cleaning activities to ensure the company meets the highest of standards, regulations and commitments towards protecting the environment. Accordingly, Oman LNG funded advanced cleaning equipment in Jalan Bani Bu Ali and Masirah in Ash Sharqiyah South Governorate. Such initiatives leave a great impact on the environment, especially on the coastal areas; where the cleaning equipment helps to preserve the beauty of the beaches.

"This project represents another milestone in our journey to protect the environment, as it has always been on the forefront of our interest. Such efforts do not only reside within our company, but also through many initiatives and projects which the company previously funded. Most recently, our contribution to renovate Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve Museum, which attracts many visitors, researchers and interested parties around the globe", said Sheikh Khalid Bin Abdullah Al Massan, CEO of Oman LNG Development Corporation.