The Technical Committee in Charge of Urban Planning Interim Mechanism approved Jarziz residential and commercial scheme in the Wilayat of Salalah in Dhofar governorate in its meeting that held on Tuesday 20/9/2016 at the Ministry’s headquarter. The committee also approved a number of topics related to government investment projects and rest houses that lies on the main roads and it reviewed (133) topics regarding changing of use and heights applications in the Wilyats of North Al Batinah Governorate. The meeting headed by HE Engineer Saif bin Amer Al Shaqsi, undersecretary of the ministry in the presence of the committee members from the relevant governmental bodies.
Noteworthy that the technical committee in charge of urban planning interim mechanism, which is headed by Undersecretary of the Ministry of Housing and the membership of a number of officials from different concerned authorities, is in charge of reviewing and approving the urban planning in accordance with the specified regulations and standards as well as deciding on all current and future requests of changing the uses and building heights until the adoption of the National Strategy for Urban Development . Directorates and departments of housing in the governorates take the charge of presenting schemes on Municipal Councils to give their opinion and then forward them to the technical committee.