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| 22 September, 2018

Over 23,000 house plots granted in Oman

The number of plots granted in the first 8 months this year was over 16% higher than the figure for the same period last year

A general view of the Muscat skyline on November 18, 2014 in Muscat, Oman. Prince Harry is on a three day visit to Oman before heading to Abu Dhabi to compete in a charity polo match for his charity Sentebale.

A general view of the Muscat skyline on November 18, 2014 in Muscat, Oman. Prince Harry is on a three day visit to Oman before heading to Abu Dhabi to compete in a charity polo match for his charity Sentebale.

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Muscat: The number of residential plots granted by all the governorates till the end of August 2018 crossed 23,500.

With 23,730 plots granted, by the end of August, it was an increase by 16.84 per cent compared to 20,309 plots in the same period in 2017, according to the latest data released by the National Centre for Statistics and information (NCSI).

The Governorate of A’Dakhiliyah granted the highest number of residential plots till the end of August 2018, reaching 5,106 plots, 4.67 per cent higher compared to the same period in 2017, which stood at 4.878 plots.

This was followed by the Governorate of A’Dhahirah which stood at 4,634, compared to 1,047 plots during the same period in 2017.

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The number of granted residential plots in the Governorate of South Al Batinah during August 2018 stood at 3,988 plots, compared with 4,754 plots during the same period in 2017.

The number of granted plots in the Governorate of North A’Sharqiyah stood at 3,821 plots, compared with 2,591 plots during the same period of 2017, the Governorate of South A’Sharqiyah with 2,128 plots, compared with 1,571 plots during August 2017.

The number of granted residential plots in the Governorate of Muscat during August 2018 stood at 1,988 plots, compared 1,737 during the same period in 2017, followed by 932 plots in Governorate of Dhofar, compared with 472 plots in August 2017.

Governorate of North Al Batinah granted 581 residential plots (except the Wilayat of Sohar) till the end of August 2018, compared to 461 during the same in 2017, the Governorate of Al Wusta granted 472 plots, compared to 925 plots during the same period in 2017.

The number of granted residential plots in the Governorates of Al Buraimi and Musandam stood at 70 and 10 plots respectively.

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