Abu Dhabi: The Department of Municipalities and Transport announced that the number of building permits issued by its subsidiaries in the first quarter of this year increased by 10% in comparison to the same period last year to reach 2563 permits for buildings in various vital sectors.
According to the Department’s report, the building permits for residential purposes stood at 1817, representing 68% of the total municipal permits during the first quarter, followed by 280 building permits for commercial purposes, 239 for governmental and public institutions, 33 for healthcare and educational purposes, 30 agricultural land building permits and 28 for mosques.
In its report, the Department of Municipalities and Transport indicated that the total of maintenance licenses issued in the first quarter of 2020 reached 238 licenses compared to 169 licenses during the same period last year, requests for certificates of completion reached 795 certificates compared to 513 certificates issued in the same period in 2019, the total demolition licenses reached 134 compared to 13 last year, whilst the average performance index for issuing building permits reached 4.7 days versus 5.3 days last year.
The Department of Municipalities and Transport is keen to implement the directives of the wise leadership to facilitate various transactions including issuing building permits across multiple sectors in compliance with the government move in the Emirate expansion to continue its progress on global performance indexes as one of the best cities in the world to live, reside and invest.
The Department of Municipalities and Transport is devoted to facilitate building permits transactions through utilizing technical and technological platforms developed by the Department to assist citizens and investors and to progress in performance indexes and achieve all what the investor and citizen need.
The department emphasized that it will continue working and creating all the necessary conditions to issue building licenses in line with international standards that make Abu Dhabi one of the best cities in the world.
According to the Building Permits Performance Report issued by Department of Municipalities and Transport, the number of building permits issued by the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City reached 1641 permits for various sectors and institutions, governmental, residential, commercial, governmental services, religious, social, cultural or other services.
Abu Dhabi Municipality permits were divided as 978 permits for new buildings on vacant lands that had not been previously built, 302 permits for external and internal modifications to buildings without any additions, 239 permits for separate buildings on lands that have existing buildings, and 122 permits for horizontal and vertical expansion on a group of existing buildings.
Al Ain Municipality permits reached 698, divided as 440 permits for new buildings on lands that had not been previously built, 180 permits for new and separate buildings on lands with existing buildings, 42 for horizontal and vertical expansions on a group of existing buildings, and 36 permits for external and internal modifications to buildings without additions.
During the first quarter, Al Dhafra Region Municipality issued 224 permits for buildings of various uses, divided as 154 permits for new and separate buildings on lands that have existing buildings, and 62 permits for new buildings on lands that were not previously built, along with 4 permits for external and internal modifications to buildings without any additions, and 4 other permits for vertical and horizontal expansions on a group of existing buildings in the region.
Department of Municipalities and Transport report showed that the total number of consultancy offices operating in this field reached 663 classified offices, while the number of contractors for construction in various vital sectors and housing reached 3,244 contractors.
About Abu Dhabi Department of Municipality and Transport
The Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) was established by Law No. 30 of 2019 and is the entity responsible for managing the urban planning and transport sectors, and three regional municipalities.
As the entity responsible for supporting the growth and urban development of Abu Dhabi Emirate, the DMT guides, regulates and monitors urban development activities. The expert authority improves municipal work to provide comprehensive services and creates higher living standards for residents through the supervision and management of the municipalities.
The DMT ensures the highest standards of safety, security, sustainability and technological developments of land, air and maritime transport networks of the Emirate, in line with the highest international standards and UAE legislation.
One of the DMT’s top priorities is to fulfil the vision of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, which draws on the vision of our UAE Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
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