All the natural wealth and resources are the property of the State, and no transfer, trade or exploitation of these resources is permissible unless authorized by the Law.

Recently, Qatar Cabinet approved a law amending the existing Law No. 3/2007 on Exploitation of Natural Resources. Under this Law, the Ministry of Environment in coordination with the concerned parties may give licences to any natural or legal person to extract, transport or exploit soil, sand, stones and their derivatives used in construction works, paving and filling as per measures and conditions to be issued by the Minister of Environment in conformity with Law.