Today's News List: Heritage Ministry issues statement regarding antiquities trade

Oman Tuesday 01/November/2022 15:45 PM
By: Times News Service
Today's News List: Heritage Ministry issues statement regarding antiquities trade

Here’s today's news list from Oman.

1 November 2022

1. Firefighters put out house fire in North Al Sharqiyah Governorate

The Civil Defence and Ambulance Authority (CDAA) extinguished a fire that broke out at a house in North Al Sharqiyah Governorate. No injuries were recorded. 

The authority advises the importance of installing smoke and gas leakage detectors at home and shutting down electrical appliances immediately after use in order to avoid risks.   

2. HM The Sultan congratulates President of China

His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of congratulations to President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China on re-electing him as General Secretary of the ruling Communist Party of China for a third term.

In the cable, His Majesty the Sultan expressed his sincere sentiments and best wishes of success to President Jinping. His Majesty also wished the people of China further progress and prosperity and the cooperation relations between the two countries further development and growth.

3. Applications for trademarks, patents in Oman stand at 8,734 in 9 months

Over the first 9 months of this year (2022), the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion received 8734 applications for national and international trademarks and patents.

The applications included 8,044 ones for national and international trademarks, 505 applications for patents, 87 applications for intellectual items claimed as copyrights, 13 applications for industrial design and 85 applications for usufruct license.

4. Rainfall expected over parts of Oman

 Isolated rainfall is predicted over parts of the Sultanate of Oman on Tuesday and Wednesday, said Oman Meteorology.

Oman Meteorology said in a statement :"Chances of clouds flowing on the coasts of Al Wusta and Dhofar Governorates may be interspersed with scattered rain today and tomorrow. The local clouds may form this afternoon, with improved formations tomorrow, and opportunities for scattered rain on the western and central Al Hajar Mountains tomorrow."

5. Heritage Ministry issues statement regarding antiquities trade

 The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism has urged not to display, advertise or trade in antiquities for sale on social media platforms, as it is considered an illegal trade in cultural property.

"The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism would like to warn about the existence of illegal practices of displaying and advertising antiquities for sale on websites and social media platforms, which are considered illegal trade in cultural property," the Ministry said in a statement.

 The Ministry calls for not displaying, advertising and trading archaeological collectibles in accordance with the Omani Cultural Heritage Law issued by Royal Decree No. (35/2019).