His Majesty the Sultan issues five Royal Decrees

May 09, 2019

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said on Wednesday issued five Royal Decrees as follows:

Royal Decree 38/2019 establishes Oman Credit and Financial Information Centre and promulgates its bylaw.

Article 1  stipulates that a centre to be named Oman Credit and Financial Information Centre will be established and affiliated to the Central Bank of Oman, and that the centre will be governed by the bylaw attached to this Decree.

Article 2  states that Oman Credit and Financial Information Centre will enjoy a legal identity and financial and administrative autonomy while performing its tasks.

Article 3  states that all the assets, data and their systems - at the Banking Credit Information Statistics Department of Central Bank of Oman - will be transferred to Oman Credit and Financial Information Centre.

Article 4  instructs the Board of Governors of the Central Bank of Oman to issue the regulations and decisions necessary for the enforcement of provisions of this Decree and its attached bylaw.

Till such a time, the regulations and decisions being implemented at the Central Bank of Oman will continue to be enforced where no specific text of this Decree or its attached bylaw exists, and without prejudice to their provisions.

Article 5  cancels all that contradicts this Decree or its attached bylaw or contravenes their provisions.

 

Royal Decree 39/2019 promulgates the system (bylaw) on implementing the Chemical Weapons Convention that bans developing, the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons and requires their destruction.

Article 1  states that the bylaw attached to this Decree will apply to the Chemical Weapons Convention (that bans developing, the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons and requires their destruction).

Article 2  states that the Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs will issue the decisions necessary for the implementation of the provisions of the system (bylaw) attached to this Decree.

Article 3  cancels Royal Decree 21/97 and annuls all that contradicts the bylaw attached to this Decree or contravenes its provisions.

Article 4  says that this Decree will be published in the official gazette and enforced after the passing of 90 days from its date of publication.

 

Royal Decree 40/2019 establishes the ‘Al Hajar Al Gharbi Star Lights Nature Reserve’ in the Governorate of A’Dakhliyah.

Article 1  states that a sanctuary under the name ‘Al Hajar Al Gharbi Star Lights Nature Reserve’ will be established in the Governorate of A’Dakhliyah and that this nature reserve will have a zone with clearly marked dimensions as specified in the annex and diagram attached to this Decree.

Article 2  states that the Minister of Environment and Climate Affairs will issue the regulations and decisions necessary for the enforcement of this Decree in coordination with the ministries and departments concerned provided that the regulations/decisions include the method of management of the aforementioned nature reserve, rules of entry therein of members of the public, prescribed fees, timing of visits, permitted activities, banned activities and suitable administrative penalties against each case.

Article 3  says that this Decree will be published in the official gazette and enforced on the day following its date of publication.

 

Royal Decree 41/2019 establishes ‘A’Rustaq Wildlife Nature Reserve’ in the Governorate of South Al Batinah.

Article 1  states that a sanctuary under the name ‘A’Rustaq Wildlife Nature Reserve’ will be established in the Governorate of South Al Batinah and that this sanctuary will be accorded a specific zone with clearly marked dimensions as indicated in the annex and diagram attached to this Decree.

Article 2  states that the Minister of Environment and Climate Affairs will issue the regulations and decisions necessary for the enforcement of this Decree in coordination with the ministries and departments concerned provided that the regulations/decisions include the method of management of the aforementioned nature reserve, rules of entry therein of members of the public, prescribed fees, timing of visits, permitted activities, banned activities and suitable administrative penalties against each case.

Article 3  says that this will be published in the official gazette and enforced on the day following its date of publication.

 

Royal Decree 42/2019 ratifies the Oman-UK Joint Defence Agreement.

Article 1  ratifies the agreement on Joint Defence between the Sultanate of Oman and the United Kingdom signed in Muscat on February 21, 2019.

Article 2  says that this Decree will be published in the official gazette and enforced with effect from its date of issue.