The Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning allotted a total of 12,474 residential properties across the country at the end of November 2020, compared to 25,220 plots in the same period of 2019, which is a decrease of 50.5 per cent, according to statistics released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).
The Governorate of North Sharqiyah was allotted 2,040 residential plots at the end of November 2020, which is the highest among all the governorates.
This was followed by South Sharqiyah with 1,768 plots, Dakhliyah with 1,726 plots, Muscat with 1,680 plots, Dhahirah with 1,425, and North Batinah with 1,398.
There were 1,158 plots allotted in Dhofar, 661 plots in South Batinah, 269 in Al Wusta, and 199 in Musandam.
Buraimi was allotted 150 plots, which is the lowest among all the governorates.
The governorates of Dhofar and Dhahirah witnessed a phenomenal increase in the number of plots allotted at the end of November 2020 compared to the same period of 2019, whereas allotment land in the rest of the governorates showed a marked decline during the period of study.
The Ministry of Housing allotted a total of 28,099 residential plots in 2019.
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