Muscat: A new housing estate in Barka plans to provide a decent and modern way of life for Omani citizens.
Al Naseem Neighbourhood will be the first residential project under the umbrella of the Sorouh Integrated Residential Neighbourhood Project based on a partnership between the government and private sectors. The project will be in Wilayat Barka near the Wali office on a large plot of about 355,000 square metres.
Organised under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Saif Al-Shabibi, Minister of
Housing, this was part of the activities of the Oman Real Estate Conference 2019, which included launching Al-Naseem Project on Monday, 25 March, at the Sorouh Platform at the exhibition held in conjunction with the Conference.
The aim of the project is to provide a decent and modern life for Omani citizens. It includes more than 1,000 housing units with a variety of designs that guarantee full privacy and a system of Arabisation that balances nature and heritage. The architectural beauty features modern living standards with service facilities, green spaces and extensive natural parks, which represent a cultural home for Omani communities.
The project will include an integrated system of infrastructure, social and service facilities, including mosques, health and commercial centres, public parks and open sports fields. These neighbourhoods will be available to citizens wishing to acquire adequate, comfortable and affordable housing.
The project also aims to enhance the ownership of homes in the Sultanate by developing quality housing in integrated neighbourhoods at affordable prices, providing new alternatives to reduce the demand for land by eligible citizens under the Land Law and its annexes, as well as stimulating national economy and reducing government spending by involving the private sector in this project.
The project will also reduce government spending on infrastructure to serve the land plots provided by the government.
The project was the first outcome of the cooperation between the Supreme Council for Planning (SCP) and the Ministry of Housing, represented by the Directorate General for Real Estate Development.