Qatar construction witnessed fastest expansion in October

Qatar construction witnessed fastest expansion in October

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Qatar witnessed 63% increase month-on-month in building permits issued by various municipalities in October; with Al Da’ayen, Umm Slal, Wakrah and Doha recording the fastest expansion, according to official figures team task management software.

The Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) data suggest that villa construction has seen increased interests, against apartments, in the capital city and other municipalities.

A total of 589 new building permits were issued in October compared to 361 in September. This increase has been rather due to return of normalcy as the previous month witnessed Eid Al Adha holidays break, lasting for ten days when all building permits services rendered by official agencies came to a halt, MDPS said, releasing the report.

The new building permits (residential and non-residential) constitute 62% (363 permits) of the total building permits issued in the country in October 2016, while the additions constituted 36% (210 permits) and fencing permits 3% (16 permits).

The monthly data comes under the joint co-operation between the MDPS and the Ministry of Municipality and Environment to make use of the existing electronic link between the two ministries.

Al Da’ayen witnessed the maximum monthly expansion of 155%, followed by Umm Slal (100%), Wakrah (78%), Doha (72%), Al Khor (58%), Al Shamal (22%) and Rayyan (14%).