Statistics released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) show that allotments in 2019 declined by 35.6 per cent compared to the same period of 2018.
NCSI has said that Dakhliyah saw allotment of 1,906 residential plots this year which is the highest among the governorates. This was followed by Muscat at 1,021 plots, Buraimi at 822, South Sharqiyah at 776 and North Sharqiyah at 764 plots till the end of March 2019. The governorates of South Batinah, Musandam, Dhofar, Al Wusta, and North Batinah (except Sohar) saw allotment of 373, 313, 158, 150, and 115 residential plots, respectively.
Dhahirah registered allotment of 83 plots which is the lowest among the governorates.
Meanwhile, the governorates of Muscat, Dhofar, Musandam and Buraimi recorded a phenomenal increase in the number of residential plots allotted till the end of March 2019 compared to the same period of 2018. Allotment of plots in the rest of the governorates showed a marked decline during the period.