The Ministry of Housing allotted a total of 17,833 residential properties across the country till the end of August 2019, compared to 23,730 plots in the same period of 2018, which is a decrease of 24.9%, according to statistics released by the (NCSI).
The governorate of Ad-Dakhliyah was allotted 5,041 residential plots till the end of August 2019, which is the highest among governorates. This was followed by Muscat with about 2,410 properties, Ash-Sharqiyah North with 2,360, Al-Batinah South with 1,999, Ash-Sharqiyah South with 1,815, and Al Buraymi with 1,162 properties allotted till the end of August 2019.
The governorates of Al-Batinah North, Musandam, Adh-Dhahirah, and Al-Wusta were allotted 1,011, 909, 458, and 380 residential properties, respectively. Dhofar was allotted 288 properties, which is the lowest among governorates. Meanwhile, the governorates of Muscat, Musandam and Al-Buraymi and Al-Batinah North witnessed a phenomenal increase in the number of lands allotted till the end of August 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.