Muscat: The Minister of Heritage and Tourism has issued a ministerial decision to form a steering committee to manage the Oasis site and Bahla Fort.
"His Excellency Salim bin Mohammad Al Mahrouqi, Minister of Heritage and Tourism, issued Ministerial decision No. (87/2021) to form a steering committee for the management of Oasis site and Bahla Fort," the ministry said in an online statement.
The committee will ensure social, economic and environmental sustainability at the site.
Among the primary challenges in this regard are population inflation, the migration of the local community away from the site, the spread of modern architecture, decreasing green spaces due to construction in agricultural lands and drought.