We, Qaboos bin Said, the Sultan of Oman
after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State promulgated by Royal Decree 101/96,
and in pursuance of public interest,
have decreed as follows
The Ministry of Heritage and Culture shall assume the competence of geological heritage preservation, and shall impose the necessary controls for its protection, by transfer from the Public Authority for Mining.
The records, obligations, and assets related to geological heritage shall be transferred from the Public Authority for Mining to the Ministry of Heritage and Culture.
The Minister of Heritage and Culture and the Chief Executive Officer of the Public Authority for Mining shall issue the decisions necessary to implement this decree.
This decree shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the day following the date of its publication.
Issued on: 26 Sha’ban 1440
Corresponding to: 2 May 2019
Qaboos bin Said
Sultan of Oman
Published in Official Gazette 1291 issued on 5 May 2019.