Oman

Military continues to provide support to people in cyclone affected areas

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Sultan's Armed Forces, Royal Guard of Oman and Engineering Services of the Defence Ministry continued yesterday to provide relief and assistance to those affected by the recent cyclone. For the whole day, the Royal Army of Oman (RAO) provided land transport for citizens and rations and essential supplies in wilayats of Qurayat and Sur as well as some wilayats of the Governorate of Muscat.

RAO also contributed to rehabilitation of damaged roads to ease the flow of traffic and carried out environment hygiene operations through its medical services in addition to providing ambulances. The Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) too covered necessary air transportation involving citizens and residents and carried essentials to affected villages and areas in addition to the evacuation operations.

The Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) ships transported rations to coastal villages in the Sharqiyah Regions. Engineering Services of the Defence Ministry, meanwhile, rendered various services such as providing potable water by setting up new water distribution points as well as digging fresh wells, especially in the wilayats of Qurayat and Amerat in addition to wilayats and villages of Sharqiyah.