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
A natural reserve named “Western Hajar Starlight Reserve in the Governorate of Dakhiliyah” is hereby established, and the area, of which the dimensions are specified in the attached annex and map, is hereby designated to it.
The Minister of Environment and Climate Affairs shall issue the regulations and decisions for implementing this decree in coordination with the concerned ministries and bodies, provided they include the manner for managing the reserve, rules governing public entry, prescribed fees, timing of visits, permitted activities, banned activities, and appropriate administrative penalties in each case.
This decree shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the day following the date of its publication.
Issued on: 2 Ramadan 1440
Corresponding to: 8 May 2019
Qaboos bin Said
Sultan of Oman
Published in Official Gazette 1292 issued on 12 May 2019.