The Ministry of Housing allotted a total of 10,925 residential properties across the country till the end of May 2019, compared to 17,447 plots in the same period of 2018, which is a decrease of 37.4%, according to statistics released by the (NCSI).
The governorate of Ad-Dakhliyah was allotted 3,127 residential lands till the end of May 2019, which is the highest among governorates. This was followed by Muscat with about 1,537 properties, Ash-Sharqiyah North with 1,431, Ash-Sharqiyah South with 1,141, and Al Buraymi with 1,104 properties allotted till the end of May 2019.
The governorates of Al-Batinah South, Musandam, Al-Batinah North (except Sohar), Al-Wusta, and Dhofar were allotted 1,103, 470, 391, 284, and 224 residential properties, respectively. Adh-Dhahirah was allotted 113 properties, which is the lowest among governorates.
Meanwhile, the governorates of Muscat, Musandam and Al-Buraymi witnessed a phenomenal increase in the number of lands allotted till the end of May 2019 compared to the same period of 2018, whereas allotment of properties in the rest of the governorates showed a marked decline during the period of study.The Ministry of Housing had allotted a total of 36,733 residential plots in 2018.