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State Council approves draft law on drones in Oman

The State Council on Tuesday approved a proposal for a draft law on drones regulation in the Sultanate.



During its 7th regular session of the 3rd annual sitting, the council also approved forming a technical committee to formulate visions of the members.

The Council highlighted the proposal’s role and importance in regulating the use of drones.

Said bin Sultan al-Busaidi, Head of the team formed to study the proposal explained that the proposal aims to develop a comprehensive legal frame to regularise import, trade, circulate and use of drones, in addition to developing rules that ensure their usage in a manner that considers security and privacy aspects.

The Council also approved a report of the Joint Committee between the State Council and Majlis A’Shura on articles that lack consensus on the draft law about commercial companies.

Further, the Council viewed a message incoming from the Council of Ministers on a proposal of the State Council about establishing free zones in the Governorates of Al Buraimi and Musandam. The Council of Ministers praised the proposal.