Oman's May 2019 residential plot allotments drop by 37%

National Centre for Statistics and Information says 10,925 plots were distributed by the Ministry of Housing

Oman's NCSI has revealed plot allotment figures.
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Oman's NCSI has revealed plot allotment figures.

Oman’s National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) revealed that the sultanate’s Ministry of Housing had allotted 10,925 residential plots across the country by the end of May 2019.

According to NCSI, this number declined 37.4% compared to 17,447 in the same period last year, a Muscat Daily report stated.

The highest number of residential plots (3,127) were allotted in the governorate of Dakhliyah, followed by 1,537 in Muscat, 1,431 in North Sharqiyah, and 1,104 in Buraimi till the end of May 2019.

During the period, 1,100 residential plots were distributed in South Batinah, while Musandam witnessed an allotment of 470 plots, closely followed by North Batinah (except Sohar), Al Wusta, and Dhofar with 391, 284, and, 224 plots respectively.

The lowest number of plots (113) was allotted in Dhahirah.

NCSI revealed that barring Muscat, Musandam, and Al Buraimi, all governorates witnessed a year-on-year decline in allotment during the period.

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