By Staff writer
Residential building permits made up 68% of total issued over first three months of 2020
The number of building permits issued in Abu Dhabi in the first quarter of the year increased by 10 percent to 2,563.
According to a report from the Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Transport, there were 1,817 building permits for residential operations, which represented 68 percent of the total number in Q1.
This was followed by 280 building permits for commercial purposes, 239 for governmental and public institutions, 33 for healthcare and education, 30 agricultural land building permits and 28 for mosques.
There were 238 maintenance licenses issued in Q1 compared to 169 for the same period last year, while requests for certificates of completion reached 795 (513 in 2019).
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 1,641 for various sectors and institutions, governmental, residential, commercial, governmental services, religious, social, cultural or other services.
This included 978 permits for new buildings on vacant land that had not been previously built, 302 permits for external and internal modifications to buildings without any additions, 239 for separate buildings on lands that have existing buildings, and 122 for horizontal and vertical expansion on a group of existing buildings.
Al Ain Municipality permits reached 698 - 440 for new buildings on land that had not been previously built, 180 for new and separate buildings on land 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 - 154 for new and separate buildings on land that has existing buildings, and 62 for new buildings on land that was not previously built, along with four permits 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.
A separate report from the Department of Municipalities and Transport 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.