Muscat, His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik today issued a Royal decree reading as follows:

Royal Decree No. 42/ 2021 on granting government lands.

Article (1) stipulates that granting government residential lands shall be in accordance with the terms and conditions stated in the Annex attached to this decree.

Article (2) states that usufruct-based granting of government commercial, residential-cum-commercial, industrial and agricultural lands shall be in accordance with the terms and conditions stated in Royal Decree No. 5/ 81 on regulating land use and development in the Sultanate.

Article (3) states that the terms and conditions stated in the Annex attached to this decree shall apply to Government Residential Land Entitlement Applications that are submitted to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning prior to the enforcement of provisions of this decree.

It also stipulates that the terms and conditions stated in the above-mentioned Royal Decree No. 5/ 81 shall apply to applications for entitlement to government commercial, residential-cum-commercial, industrial and agricultural lands (applications) that are submitted to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning prior to the enforcement of provisions of this decree.

Article (4) states that the Minister of Housing and Urban Planning shall issue decisions necessary for the implementation of provisions of this decree. Till such time, the existing decisions shall continue to be enforced without prejudice to the provisions of this decree.

Article (5) cancels the System (law) of Entitlement to Government Lands promulgated under Royal Decree No. 84/ 81, as well as all that contradicts this decree or contravenes its provisions.

Article (6) says that this decree shall be published in the Official Gazette and enforced on the day following its date of publication.

Source: Oman News Agency