Over 60,000 plots planned for devel­op­ment in Oman

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

Mus­cat – The num­ber of planned plots in sul­tanate reached 63,640 by the end of 2016, an in­crease of 29 per cent over 2015, when the num­ber of planned plots stood at 49,520.

The num­ber of granted plots was 36,811, down by 14 per cent from 2015, when the to­tal num­ber of granted plots was 42,837. The num­ber of plots reg­is­tered for the first time amounted to 55,140 ac­cord­ing to data re­leased by the Na­tional Cen­tre for Sta­tis­tics and In­for­ma­tion (NCSI).

The bul­letin showed that the Gover­norate of Dakhliyah re­ceived the largest share of the planned plots in 2016 reach­ing 12,296 com­pared to other gov­er­norates. The Gover­norate of South Shar­qiyah came in sec­ond with 11,736 plots, fol­lowed by the Gover­norate of Dhahi­rah with 10,318 plots, the Gover­norate of North Bati­nah with 9,341 plots, fol­lowed by the Gover­norate of Mus­cat with 6,004 plots.

The bul­letin pointed out that GCC cit­i­zens owned 107,000 prop­er­ties in 2016. Cit­i­zens of Kuwait came first (43 per cent) with 481 prop­er­ties, fol­lowed by Emi­ratis (38 per cent) with 425 prop­er­ties, Saudi na­tion­als with 62 prop­er­ties, Bahraini na­tion­als with 84 prop­er­ties fol­lowed by Qatari na­tion­als with 55 prop­er­ties. The num­ber of fam­i­lies ben­e­fit­ing from hous­ing as­sis­tance and the re­lated fa­cil­i­ties reached 115 and they were given RO2,778,879.

The num­ber of hous­ing loans pro­vided by Oman Hous­ing Bank in 2016 amounted to 642,000 worth RO70,084,900.

The num­ber of hous­ing loans pro­vided by the Min­istry of De­fence touched 3,384 (RO45,658,629). The num­ber of hous­ing loans pro­vided by Petroleum Devel­op­ment Oman stood at 621 (RO44,110,248).

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