Law Updates

MHUP Amends Decision on the Controls for Allocating Government Land for Public Majlises

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning issued in this week’s Official Gazette Ministerial Decision 126/2023 Amending Some Provisions of Ministerial Decision 114/2010 regarding the Controls for Allocating Government Land to Public Majlises.

The Government of Oman has customarily given to communities land plots for public majlises, i.e. town hall like venues that are used by the community on occasions such as weddings or funerals.

According to the original Ministerial Decision 114/2010, the mulkiya of the majlis land was registered in the name of the Ministry of Finance. The new Ministerial Decision 126/2023 makes it so that the mulkiya of the majlis land is now registered in the name governorate.

Furthermore, the new decision allows for 20% of the land to be invested and that the return on the investment is used for the operation and maintenance of the majlis. This decision also permits the community to appoint an agent to be responsible for the affairs of the majlis and its investments.

You can read the decision in full in English on the link below: