The Ministry of Housing allotted 13,333 residential properties across the country until the end of December 2020, compared to 28,099 plots by the end of December 2019, which is a decrease of 52.5%, according to statistics released by the (NCSI).
The governorate of Ash-Sharqiyah South &North was allotted 4,238 residential plots until the end of December 2020, which is the highest among governorates. This was followed by Ad-Dakhliyah with 1,820 plots; Muscat with about 1,709 properties, Adh-Dhahirah with 1,528, Al-Batinah North with 1,478, and Dhofar with 1,185 properties allotted until the end of December 2020. The governorates of Al-Batinah South, Al-Wusta, Musandam and were allotted 720, 289, 210 residential properties, respectively. Al-Buraymi was allotted 156 properties, which is the lowest among governorates.
Meanwhile, the governorates of Dhofar and Adh–Dhahirah witnessed a phenomenal increase in the number of lands allotted until the end of December 2020 compared to the same period of 2019, 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 28,099 residential plots in 2019.