Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said has established the Ministry of Technology and Communications and a Ministry of Arts Affairs
Oman has set up two new ministries – the Ministry of Technology and Communications and a Ministry of Arts Affairs.
The ministries were established by Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said as part of ten royal decrees announced.
The Ministry of Technology and Communications will replace the Information Technology Authority (ITA) and will assume control over telecom policies and legislations at the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
The new ministry will also take over the technology programmes affiliated to the technical committee tasked with localising the Fourth Industrial Revolution techniques at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Ministry of Transport and Communications will now be known as simply the Ministry of Transport.
In terms of the Ministry of Arts Affairs, the Directorate General of Arts Affairs (Ministry of Heritage and Culture), Oman Society for Fine Arts, Oman Lute Amateur Society and Oman Photographic Association, affiliated to the Sultan Qaboos Higher Centre for Culture and Sciences, will be transferred across to the new body.