We, Qaboos bin Said, the Sultan of Oman
after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State promulgated by Royal Decree 101/96,
and after presentation to Majlis Oman,
and in pursuance of public interest,
have decreed as follows
The attached Mineral Resources Law shall apply.
The board of directors of the Public Authority for Mining shall issue the executive regulation for this law within a maximum period of 1 (one) year from the date of its issuance, and the decisions necessary for implementing its provisions, and until they are issued, the existing regulations and decisions shall continue to operate to the degree that they do not contradict with its provisions.
Exploitation agreements made, and licences issued, prior to the entry into force of this law shall continue to apply, provided their renewal is in accordance with the provisions prescribed herein.
Decisions concerning licence requests submitted prior to the entry into force of this law shall be in accordance with the procedures and controls stipulated herein.
The Mining Law promulgated by Royal Decree 27/2003 is hereby repealed, as well as every provision contrary to this law or in conflict with its provisions.
This decree shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force the day after the lapse of 30 (thirty) days from the date of its publication.
Issued on: 8 Jumada Al-Thani 1440
Corresponding to: 13 February 2019
Qaboos bin Said
Sultan of Oman
Published in Official Gazette 1281 issued on 17 February 2019.
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