Abu Dhabi's building permits up 10% in Q1

The total number of building permits in various vital sectors for the three months surged to 2,563

  
Buildings are pictured at Abu Dhabi commercial center, implemented by Aldar, in Abu Dhabi October 27, 2013. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Buildings are pictured at Abu Dhabi commercial center, implemented by Aldar, in Abu Dhabi October 27, 2013. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) has announced a 10 per cent increase in the number of building permits issued by its subsidiaries during the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year.
 
The total number of building permits in various vital sectors for the three months surged to 2,563, said a statement from DMT.
 
According to the department’s report, the building permits for residential purposes stood at 1817, representing 68 per cent of the total municipal permits for the period, 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 DMT indicated that the total number of maintenance licences issued in the first quarter soraed to 238 from last year's figures of 169.
 
The requests for certificates of completion reached 795 compared to 513 issued in the same period in 2019, it stated.
 
The total demolition licences 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 is keen to implement the directives of the wise leadership to facilitate various transactions, including issuing building permits across multiple sectors.
 
According to the Building Permits Performance Report issued by the DMT, the number of building permits issued by the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City reached 1,641 for various sectors and institutions, governmental, residential, commercial, governmental services, religious, social, cultural or other services.
 
In the Abu Dhabi Municipality, 978 permits were given to 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 the horizontal and vertical expansion on a group of existing buildings.
 
In Al Ain Municipality, the total number of permits reached 698, of which 440 went to new buildings on lands that had not been previously built, 180 permits for new and separate buildings on lands with existing buildings, 42 for the 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.
 
Besides this, four permits were issued for external and internal modifications to buildings without any additions, and four other permits for vertical and horizontal expansions on a group of existing buildings in the region, according to DMT report.
 
The total number of consultancy offices operating in this field had risen to 663 classified offices, while the number of contractors for construction in various vital sectors and housing reached 3,244, it added.-TradeArabia News Service

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