A Ministerial Decision No 81/2019 to this impact was issued by H H Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq al Said, Minister of Heritage and Culture on May 13.
According to the selection any construction activity connected to industrial, infrastructure or water management work is prohibited unless a permit is acquired from the ministry.
The ministry will also work to document and safeguard all traditions, crafts, and industrial standard activities in the location. It might also offer a recommendation to approve funding or financing from the private sector for any standard craft projects in or around the fort. The selection will be efficient right after 60 days of its publication.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) has mentioned that 366,360 individuals visited forts and castles across the sultanate final year. “As several as 366,360 visited forts and castles in Oman till the finish of 2018 compared to 319,163 in 2017, registering an improve of 14.eight per cent. The ministry mentioned that of these 47,792 have been Omanis, eight,514 have been GCC nationals and 7,586 Arabs.
MoT mentioned that 23,397 college students visited forts and castles final year whilst the quantity of guests below the age of 12 stood at 27,991. Oman has several forts such as Al Jalali Fort, Al Mirani Fort, Bahla Fort, Al Fiqayn Fort, Muttrah Fort and Nizwa Fort.
Information Source: Muscat Daily