Oman’s Ministry of Housing has allotted 17,447 plots across the country in the first five months of 2018, up by 32% from last year.
According to an ONA statement, the country's housing sector is expected see “phenomenal growth” in the coming months.
Residential housing plot allotment in the governorate of Dakhliyah rose by 18.1% to 3,794 from January to May, compared with 3,213 for the same period last year, data released by Oman’s National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) showed.
Housing plot allotments in the governorates of Muscat and Dhofar increased by 14.7% and 1,104.2% per cent to 1,377 and 867 plots, respectively.
Plot allotments rose by 150% and 103.1% to 1,400 plots and 2,781 plots in the governorates of South and North Sharqiyah, respectively.
The governorate of Dhahirah witnessed a 688.9% growth with 3,211 plots. Plot allotments in the governorate of North Batinah rose by 144.3% to 513 plots, the NCSI report showed.
However, the governorates of Al Wusta, South Batinah, Buraimi and Musandam witnessed a drop of 48.3%, 28.4%, 78.9% and 99.1%, respectively.