Over 34,000 land plots distributed in 2018
July 15, 2019 | 9:07 PM
by ONA
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Muscat: The Ministry of Housing is working on an electronic platform for its services, according to a report issued on the occasion of the Blessed Renaissance Day, which falls on 23rd July each year.

The ministry is also working on using the geographic information system (GIS) in land management, the report added.

The report issued by the Ministry of Housing, says that the ministry seeks to keep abreast of the social and economic changes and e-transformation projects pursued by the government.

The report pointed out that during 2018, the Ministry prepared a series of planning schemes and plans, and provided more than 44 thousand land plots for various uses across the Sultanate’s governorates. It added that the maximum number of plots was granted to the Governorate of A’Dakhliya with 8,619.

The report said that in 2018, more than 34 thousand plots were distributed in various governorates of the Sultanate.

The highest percentage of land distributed in the governorate of A’Dakhliya with 8,441 plots for different uses.

The residential land plots constituted the highest percentage with a total of 3,0573 plots.

The number of plots for commercial uses distributed during the same period in the Sultanate’s governorates reached 550 plots, in addition to 1,290 plots for commercial-residential uses and 220 plots for industrial uses.

The real estate activity in the Sultanate recorded during 2018 more than 406.000 real estate transactions in the various governorates of the Sultanate, focused mostly in the Governorate of North Al Batinah with more than 80.000 real estate transactions.

The number of land plots that were registered for the first time in various governorates of the Sultanate in 2018 reached 65,707 plots for different uses. The residential lands were on top with 55,280 residential plots.

The number of title deeds issued during the same period was more than 282,000. The number of title deeds issued for the GCC citizens were 1,392 during 2018. The real estate activity during the last year valued more than OMR2,640. million in various governorates of the Sultanate.

The report pointed out that the number of families benefiting from the social housing programmes during 2018 reached 258 families at a total cost of approximately OMR6 million.

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