The Department of Municipalities and Transport declared that the number of constructing permits issued by its subsidiaries in the first quarter of this year elevated by 10% in contrast to the same duration previous year to reach 2563 permits for constructions in a number of essential sectors.
According to the Department’s report, the constructing permits for residential purposes stood at 1817, representing 68% of the total municipal permits throughout the first quarter, accompanied by 280 constructing permits for business purposes, 239 for governmental and public institutions, 33 for healthcare and academic purposes, 30 agricultural land constructing 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 in contrast to 169 licenses throughout the same period previous year, requests for certificates of completion reached 795 certificates in contrast to 513 certificates issued in the same duration in 2019, the total demolition licenses reached 134 in contrast to thirteen previous year, while the average performance index for issuing constructing permits reached 4.7 days versus 5.3 days previous year.
The Department of Municipalities and Transport is eager to put into effect the directives of the wise leadership to facilitate a number of transactions which includes issuing constructing permits throughout more than one sectors in compliance with the government move in the Emirate expansion to proceed its progress on international performance indexes as one of the best cities in the world to live, dwell and invest.
The Department of Municipalities and Transport is dedicated to facilitate constructing permits transactions via making use of technical and technological systems developed by the Department to aid residents and investors and to growth in performance indexes and attain all what the investor and citizen need.
The department emphasized that it will continue working and developing all the essential conditions to issue constructing licenses in line with global 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 constructing permits issued by the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City reached 1641 permits for a number of 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 constructions on vacant lands that had not been formerly built, 302 permits for exterior and internal changes to buildings without any additions, 239 permits for separate buildings on lands that have existing buildings, and 122 approves for horizontal and vertical expansion on a group of existing buildings.
Al Ain Municipality permits reached 698, divided as 440 permits for new constructions on lands that had no longer been formerly built, 180 permits for new and separate buildings on lands with present buildings, 42 for horizontal and vertical expansions on a crew of present buildings, and 36 permits for exterior and internal changes to buildings besides additions.
During the first quarter, Al Dhafra Region Municipality issued 224 permits for constructions of a range of uses, divided as 154 permits for new and separate constructions on lands that have existing buildings, and 62 permits for new constructions on lands that have been no longer formerly built, along with 4 permits for exterior and internal changes to constructions besides any additions, and four other permits for vertical and horizontal expansions on a team of present constructions in the region.
Department of Municipalities and Transport report showed that the whole number of consultancy offices working in this field reached 663 labeled offices, while the range of contractors for building in a range of essential sectors and housing reached 3,244 contractors.