23,243 total building permitted last year
San Francisco, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/04/2013 -- The Department of Dubai Municipality's annual report has stated that there are over 23,000 construction permits that were given the greenlit in 2012.
Yusuf Abdullah, who stands as Acting Director of Buildings Department stated that the body has updated the register of consulting and contracting companies as has been requested by the Economic Department. There are currently over 600 consulting offices, as well as 5,6355 contracting companies in Dubai.
“Total construction permissions include 12,952 private villas, 1,366 commercial villas, 2,182 industrial buildings, 2,227 facilities, 3,339 multistory buildings and 1,117 floor additions.” Yusuf stated.
He continued by noting: “The licensed transactions reached 14,376. The buildings under construction totaled at 11,723 and verification at 20,466. There were 9,101 violations resulting in 989 penalties. The department issued 2,421 completion certificates for implemented projects. Number of applications to change the consultants and contractors reached to 1,664, while the disputes amounted to 287.”
Additions were not the only act taken, as Yusuf explains. “The department also demolished 197 sites during the year. The officials inspected 98,891 sites in different areas of the city,’ he explained.”
“These numbers indicate the revival of construction industry and the civic body undertakes all these procedures and inspections to confirm the safety of buildings and protect the lives of public in line with the vision of Dubai Municipality to create an excellent city that provides essence of success and comfort of sustainable living,” he added.
"The civic body undertakes all these procedures and inspections to confirm the safety of buildings and protect the lives of public in line with the vision to create an excellent city that provides essence of success and comfort of sustainable living," said Yusef Abdullah, acting director of buildings department at the authority.
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