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Oman's residential plot allotment down by 25% by end-August 2019

The sultanate's Ministry of Housing allotted 17,833 plots by end-August this year, compared to end-August 2018's 23,730 plots

Land allotments dropped in August 2019 in Oman [representational image].
Land allotments dropped in August 2019 in Oman [representational image].

Oman’s National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) said the number of residential plot allotments by the sultanate’s Ministry of Housing this year until the end of August 2019 had dropped by 24.9% to 17,833, compared to 23,730 plots 2018, with only 1,382 plots granted during August 2019. 

According to the state-run Oman News Agency, 5,041 plots were allocated in the governorate of A'Dakhileyah by the end of August 2019, making it the highest allotment among governorates in the sultanate.

Plots were also granted in Muscat (2,410), North A'Sharqiyah (2,360), South Al Batinah (1,999), South A'Sharqiyah (1,815), and Al Buraimi (1,162). 

Meanwhile, the governorates of North Al Batinah, Musandam, A'Dhahirah, and Al Wusta were respectively allotted 1,011, 909, 458, and 380 residential plots, with Dhofar making for the lowest allotment among governorates with 288 plots.

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