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Diwan of Royal Court – Royal Protocols: Correction

Arabic

The Royal Protocol notes that a material error occurred when publishing the Order for Culture, Science, Arts, and Literature of the Second Class to the winners of the Sultan Qaboos Award for Culture, Arts, and Literature for the year 2022, published in Official Gazette 1473, issued on 1 Jumada Al-Akhirah 1444, corresponding to 25 December 2022, as clause 1 was provided as follows:

No

Name of Winner

Field

1

Harith bin Mohammed bin Shamis Al-Battashi

Achieving Omani Heritage

And the correct version is:

No

Name of Winner

Field

1

Sheikh Harith bin Mohammed bin Shamis Al-Battashi

Achieving Omani Heritage

So it had to be noted.

Royal Protocol

Published in Official Gazette 1474 issued on 1 January 2023.

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Ministry of Interior: Ministerial Decision 3/2023 Abolishing Niyabat and Administrative Centres and Amending the Administrative Level for a Number of Niyabat

Arabic

Based on the System of Governorates promulgated by Royal Decree 36/2022,

and in pursuance of public interest,

It is hereby decided

Article I

Niyabat and administrative centres in the wilayat shown in the attached annexes 1 and 2 are hereby abolished.

Article II

The administrative level of the niyabat shown in the attached annex 3 is hereby amended to be at the level of administrative centres.

Article III

All that is contrary to this decision, or in conflict with its provisions, is hereby repealed.

Article IV

This decision shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the day following the date of its publication.

Issued on: 8 Jumada Al-Akhirah 1444
Corresponding to: 1 January 2023

Hamoud bin Faisal Al-Busaidi
Minister of Interior

Published in Official Gazette 1474 issued on 1 January 2023.


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Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Investment Promotion: Ministerial Decision 630/2022 Issuing the Regulation Governing the Procedures for Identifying the Beneficial Owner

Arabic

Based on the Commercial Register Law 3/74,

the Commercial Law promulgated by Royal Decree 55/90,

the Law of Anti-money Laundering and Counter-terrorist Financing promulgated by Royal Decree 30/2016,

the Commercial Companies Law promulgated by Royal Decree 18/2019,

the Foreign Capital Investment Law promulgated by Royal Decree 50/2019,

and Royal Decree 97/2020 Amending the Name of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Investment Promotion, Determining Its Competences, and Adopting Its Organisational Structure,

and in pursuance of public interest,

it is hereby decided

Article I

The provisions of the attached regulation shall apply in regard to the governance of the procedures for identifying the beneficial owner.

Article II

Commercial companies shall rectify their status in accordance with the provisions of the attached regulation within one month from the date of its entry into force.

Article III

This decision shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the day following the date of its publication.

Issued on: 4 Jumada Al-Akhirah 1444
Corresponding to: 28 December 2022

Qais bin Mohammed bin Moosa Al-Yousef
Minister of Commerce, Industry, and Investment Promotion

Published in Official Gazette 1474 issued on 1 January 2023.


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Ministry of Interior: Ministerial Decision 222/2022 Naming the Members of the Municipal Councils for the Third Term

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Based on the Municipal Councils Law promulgated by Royal Decree 126/2020,

the Executive Regulation of the Municipal Councils Law issued by Ministerial Decision 44/2022,

the Governance Regulation of the Elections of the Members of the Municipal Council issued by Ministerial Decision 92/2022,

the Statement on the Final Results for Elections of Members of the Municipal Councils for the Third Term Issued on 25 December 2022,

and the coordination with the competent entities,

and in pursuance of public interest,

it is hereby decided

Article I

The municipal councils for the third term are hereby composed in the governorates of the Sultanate of Oman in accordance with the attached lists as of 1 January 2023.

Article II

This decision shall be published in the Official Gazette.

Issued on: 3 Jumada Al-Akhirah 1444
Corresponding to: 27 December 2022

Hamoud bin Faisal Al-Busaidi
Minister of Interior

Published in Official Gazette 1474 issued on 1 January 2023.


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Ministry of Interior: Statement on the Final Results for Elections of Members of the Municipal Councils for the Third Term 2022

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Based on the Municipal Councils Law promulgated by Royal Decree 126/2020,

and the Governance Regulation of the Elections of the Members of the Municipal Council issued by Ministerial Decision 92/2022,

and the Note of the Primary Committee for the Election of the Members of the Municipal Councils for the Third Term dated 1 Jumada Al-Akhirah 1444, corresponding to 25 December 2022 regarding the Final Results of the Elections,

the following statement is hereby declared:

With the blessing of Allah, the Final Results of the Elections of the Members of the Municipal Councils for the Third Term resulted in the following winning the membership of the municipal councils for the third term:


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Ministry of Heritage and Tourism: Ministerial Decision 334/2022 Determining the Fees for Visiting Forts, Castles, Historic Monuments, Tourist Centres, and World Heritage Sites

Arabic

Based on the Financial Law promulgated by Royal Decree 47/98,

the Tourism Law promulgated by Royal Decree 33/2002,

the Cultural Heritage Law promulgated by Royal Decree 35/2019,

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,

Ministerial Decision 209/99 Imposing a Fee for Visiting Some Forts, Castles, and Museums,

and the approval of the Ministry of Finance,

and in pursuance of public interest,

it is hereby decided

Article I

The fees for visiting forts, castles, historic monuments, tourist centres, and world heritage sites are hereby determined in accordance with the annex attached to this decision.

Article II

Forts and castles that the private sector has invested in are hereby exempted from this decision.

Article III

Official government delegations and school trips organised by educational institutions are hereby exempted from the payment of the fees stipulated in article I of this decision.

Article IV

The aforementioned Ministerial Decision 209/99 is hereby repealed, as well as all that is contrary to this decision or in conflict with its provisions.

Article V

This decision shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the day following the date of its publication.

Issued on: 2 Jumada Al-Thani 1444
Corresponding to: 26 December 2022

Salim bin Mohammed Al-Mahruqi
Minister of Heritage and Tourism

Published in Official Gazette 1476 issued on 15 January 2023.


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Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning: Ministerial Decision 244/2022 Issuing the Regulation on the Supervision of Real Estate Brokerage Offices and Firms and Real Estate Developers regarding Anti-money Laundering and Counter-terrorist Financing

Arabic

Based on the Law Regulating Brokerage in Real Estate promulgated by Royal Decree 78/86,

the Law of Anti-money Laundering and Counter-terrorist Financing Law promulgated by Royal Decree 30/2016,

the System of Escrow Account for Real Estate Development Projects promulgated by Royal Decree 30/2018,

Royal Decree 93/2020 Amending the Name of the Ministry of Housing to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning, Determining Its Competences, and Adopting Its Organisational Structure,

the Regulation of the Procedures for the Implementation of Security Council Decisions of the United Nations Issued under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter on the Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism and Its Financing, and the Prevention, Suppression and Disruption of the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Its Financing issued by Decision 1/2021,

and the Regulation of the Supervision of Real Estate Brokerage Offices and Firms and Real Estate Developers regarding Anti-money Laundering and Counter-terrorist Financing issued by Ministerial Decision 113/2021,

and in pursuance of public interest,

it is hereby decided

Article I

The attached Regulation of the Supervision of Real Estate Brokerage Offices and Firms and Real Estate Developers regarding Anti-money Laundering and Counter-terrorist Financing shall apply.

Article II

Real estate brokerage offices and firms and real estate developers shall rectify their status in accordance with the provisions of the attached regulation within a period not exceeding one month from the date of its entry into force.

Article III

The aforementioned decision 113/2021 is hereby repealed, as well as all that is contrary to the attached regulation or in conflict with its provisions.

Article IV

This decision shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the day following the date of its publication.

Issued on: 1 Jumada Al-Thani 1444
Corresponding to: 25 December 2022

Dr Khalfan bin Said bin Mubarak Al-Shuaili
Minister of Housing and Urban Planning

Published in Official Gazette 1473 issued on 25 December 2022.


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Telecommunication Regulatory Authority: Correction

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The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority notes that a material error occurred when publishing Decision 1152/2/3/2022-6 Issuing the Regulation Governing the Allocation of Telecommunications Numbers published in Official Gazette 1472, issued on 24 Jumada Al-Awwal 1444 corresponding to 18 December 2022, as the decision number was provided as follows:

1152/2/3/2022-4

And the correct version is:

1152/2/3/2022-6

So it had to be noted.

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority

Published in Official Gazette 1473 issued on 25 December 2022.

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Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs: Correction

Arabic

The Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs notes that a material error occurred when publishing the Military Judiciary Law promulgated by Royal Decree 87/2022 published in Official Gazette 1471, issued on 17 Jumada Al-Awwal 1444 corresponding to 11 December 2022, as article 22 was provided as follows:

Article 22

A primary court is hereby established consisting of a president whose rank is not lower than captain, and a sufficient number of judges, whose ranks are not lower than lieutenant.

The seat of the court shall be in the Governorate of Muscat, and it may hold its sessions in a place other than its headquarters by a decision by the president at the request of the president of the court. Judgments are issued by 3 (three) judges, and in misdemeanours and infractions by a single judge, and the president may form a misdemeanour court of 3 (three) judges in the cases that require it.

And the correct version is:

Article 22

A primary court is hereby established consisting of a president whose rank is not lower than captain, and a sufficient number of judges, whose ranks are not lower than lieutenant.

The seat of the court shall be in the Governorate of Muscat, and it may hold its sessions in a place other than its headquarters by a decision by the president at the request of the president of the court. Judgments in felonies are issued by 3 (three) judges, and in misdemeanours and infractions by a single judge, and the president may form a misdemeanour court of 3 (three) judges in the cases that require it.

So it had to be noted.

Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs  

Published in Official Gazette 1473 issued on 25 December 2022.

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Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Investment Promotion: Ministerial Decision 621/2022 Issuing the Regulation on the Supervision of Accounting and Auditing Offices and Firms and Precious Metals and Valuable Gemstones Establishments and Firms regarding Anti-money Laundering and Counter-terrorist Financing

Arabic

Based on the Law Regulating the Accounting and Auditing Profession promulgated by Royal Decree 77/86,

the Law on the Control of Precious Metals promulgated by Royal Decree 109/2000,

the Law of Anti-money Laundering and Counter-terrorist Financing promulgated by Royal Decree 30/2016,

Royal Decree 97/2020 Amending the Name of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Investment Promotion, Determining Its Competences, and Adopting Its Organisational Structure,

the Regulation on the Procedures for Implementing the Security Council Resolutions Issued under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations on the Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism and Its Financing and on the Prevention, Suppression, and Obstruction of the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Its Financing issued by Decision 1/2021,

and Ministerial Decision 198/2021 Issuing the Regulation on the Supervision of Accountants, Auditors, Accounting and Auditing Offices and Firms and Precious Metals and Valuable Gemstones Establishments and Firms regarding Anti-money Laundering and Counter-terrorist Financing,

it is hereby decided

Article I

The attached Regulation on the Supervision of Accounting and Auditing Offices and Firms and Precious Metals and Valuable Gemstones Establishments and Firms regarding Anti-money Laundering and Counter-terrorist Financing shall apply.

Article II

Accounting and auditing offices and firms and precious metals and valuable gemstones establishments and firms shall rectify their status in accordance with the provisions of the attached regulation within one month from the date of its entry into force.

Article III

The aforementioned decision 198/2021 is hereby repealed, as well as all that is contrary to the attached regulation or in conflict with its provisions.

Article IV

This decision shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the day following the date of its publication.

Issued on: 28 Jumada Al-Awwal 1444
Corresponding to: 22 December 2022

Qais bin Mohammed bin Moosa Al-Yousef
Minister of Commerce, Industry, and Investment Promotion

Published in Official Gazette 1473 issued on 25 December 2022.


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