July 2018 Report

His Majesty did not issue any royal decrees in the month of July, therefore, there are no royal decrees to summarise for this month.

WEBSITE UPDATE

Currently, there are 4,156 royal decrees available on Qanoon.om, the number of them available in full-text format increased from 3013 to 3050 in July.

June 2018 Report

His Majesty issued 3 royal decrees this month. The subjects of these royal decrees can be summarised as follows:

NEW LAWS

The Military and Security Weapons, Ammunition, and Explosives Law was issued this month – which is a brand new legislation for Oman.

GOVERNMENT RESTRUCTURING

Two new government agencies were established this month: Oman College for Health Sciences and the High Institute for Health Specialisations, both fall under the Ministry of Health.

PROJECTS

Public benefit status was granted to the project for developing the villages of Darah and Tibat in Bukha.

WEBSITE UPDATE

Currently, there are 4,156 royal decrees available on Qanoon.om, the number of them available in full-text format increased from 2960 to 3013 in June.

May 2018 Report

His Majesty did not issue any royal decrees in the month of May, therefore, there are no royal decrees to summarise for this month.

WEBSITE UPDATE

Currently, there are 4,153 royal decrees available on Qanoon.om, the number of them available in full-text format increased from 2813 to 2960 in May.

February 2018 Report

His Majesty issued 7 royal decrees this month. The subjects of these royal decrees can be summarised as follows:

NEW LAWS

The National Payment Law was issued this month – which is a brand new legislation for Oman.

Official Appointments

The Omani ambassador to Turkey was appointed as a non-resident ambassador to Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan, and new judges were appointed to the Supreme Court.

GOVERNMENT RESTRUCTURING

The staff of the office of the Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation are now subject to the same laws as the staff of the Diwan of Royal Court. The Directorate of Wusta Region at the Ministry of Education was upgraded to the level of a General Directorate.

PROJECTS

Public benefit status was granted to the project for the protection dam in Jufainah area in Al-Amerat.

Nationality

The final royal decree of February granted Omani nationality to a number of individuals.

WEBSITE PROGRESS UPDATE

Currently, there are 4,151 royal decrees available on Qanoon.om, the number of them available in full-text format remained at 2743 in February.

January 2018 Report

His Majesty issued 7 royal decrees this month. The subjects of these royal decrees can be summarised as follows:

ANNUAL BUDGET

The annual government budget was issued as usual on the first day of the year and can be viewed in full here.

New LAWS

A brand new Penal Code (Criminal Law) to replace the old law from 1974.

Government Restructuring

Two new government entities were established this month, the first is the Competition Protection and Monopoly Prevention Centre and the second is the Media Training Centre.

PROJECTS

Public benefit status was granted to the project for the protection measures against flooding risks in Wadi Al Jafnain and to Part 1 of the railway project between Buraimi and Sohar. A royal decree also ratified an oil exploration related agreement.

WEBSITE PROGRESS UPDATE

Currently, there are 4,143 royal decrees available on Qanoon.om, the number of them available in full-text format increased from 2639 to 2743 in January.

December 2017 Report

His Majesty issued 5 royal decrees this month. The subjects of these royal decrees can be summarised as follows:

New Embassies

A royal decree was issued this month to establish an Omani embassy in Switzerland.

Projects

Royal Decrees No 47/2017, 48/2017, 49/2017, and 50/2017 ratified a variety of oil exploration related agreements.

WEBSITE PROGRESS UPDATE

Currently, there are 4,137 royal decrees available on Qanoon.om, the number of them available in full-text format increased from 2604 to 2639 in December.