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Royal Decree 91/2020 Amending the Name of the Ministry of Heritage and Culture to the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, Determining Its Competences, and Adopting Its Organisational Structure

2020/91 91/2020

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We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

Royal Decree 95/2005 Determining the Competences of the Ministry of Tourism and Adopting Its Organisational Structure

Royal Decree 40/2016 Determining the Competences of the Ministry of Heritage and Culture and Adopting Its Organisational Structure

and the System of the Administrative Apparatus of the State promulgated by Royal Decree 75/2020,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

The name of the “Ministry of Heritage and Culture” is hereby amended to the “Ministry of Heritage and Tourism” and its competences are hereby determined in accordance with the attached Annex 1.

Article II

The organisational structure of the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism is hereby adopted in accordance with the attached Annex 2.

Article III

All allocations, assets, rights, obligations, and holdings of the Ministry of Tourism are hereby transferred to the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism.

Article IV

The employees of the Ministry of Tourism are hereby transferred to the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism with their same financial grades.

Article V

The phrases “Ministry of Heritage and Culture” and “Minister of Heritage and Culture” wherever they occur in laws and royal decrees relating to heritage are hereby replaced with the phrases “Ministry of Heritage and Tourism” and “Minister of Heritage and Tourism.” The phrases “Ministry of Tourism” and “Minister of Tourism” wherever they occur in laws and royal decrees are also hereby replaced with the phrases “Ministry of Heritage and Tourism” and “Minister of Heritage and Tourism.”

Article VI

The Ministry of Tourism is hereby abolished, and all that is contrary to this decree or in conflict with its provisions is hereby repealed.

Article VII

This decree shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the date of its issuance.

Issued on: 28 Dhu Al-Hijja 1441
Corresponding to: 18 August 2020

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

Published in Official Gazette 1353 issued on 19 August 2020.


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