Majlis Ash’shura panels meet

MUSCAT: The Legislative and Legal Committee at Majlis Ash’shura on Tuesday continued discussing amendments to the Municipal Councils Law issued by the Royal Decree No 116/ 2011. The meeting was headed by Khalid bin Ahmed al Saadi, Deputy Head of the Committee. Media and Culture Committee at Majlis Ash’shura, headed by Dr Hamouda bin Mohammad al Harsoosi, on Tuesday hosted Maithaa bint Saif al Mahrouqiyah, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism and officials of the ministry, to discuss investment in heritage sites in the Sultanate.

The committee discussed cultural tourism, the ministry’s efforts in highlighting heritage sites locally and abroad and the Omani tourism strategy (2016-2040). The committee also discussed the joint cooperation between the ministry and the related sectors in promoting investment in heritage sites. It also reviewed some Arab and regional experiences that benefited the ministry in promoting cultural tourism in the Sultanate, the ministry’s vision of enhancing investment in heritage sites and its impact on supporting the national economy.