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Sharjah building permits' contractual value hits $1.87bn

SHARJAH, October 18, 2020

Sharjah Municipality has announced that the contractual value of construction permits issued in the city from January to September hit AED6.9 billion ($1.87 billion) 
The engineering and buildings sector outputs witnessed a remarkable increase of 26 per cent during the third quarter compared to the previous quarter.
Thabet Al Tarifi, Director General of the Sharjah Municipality, pointed out that the northern emirate is an ideal destination for attracting investors and businessmen because of the advanced facilities and services it provides and the infrastructure.
Engineer Khalifa bin Hada Al Suwaidi, Assistant Director General of the Engineering and Building Sector, said the sector had achieved many achievements during the current year in various fields. 
A total of 33,722 engineering permits were issued, and more than 59,000 inspection visits were organised to various regions of Sharjah. 
The sector’s outputs witnessed a remarkable increase of 26% during the third quarter compared to the second quarter of this year, he stated.
According to him, the engineering permits index witnessed a remarkable improvement compared to previous years, as it reached an average of 3 working days, and the percentage of remote transactions submitted reached 100 percent after the 2019 coronavirus pandemic, due to the implementation of precautionary measures. 
Within the last nine months the Building Permits Department completed more than 3,858 transactions approving schemes. 
Among them are 534 transactions in September, up 25 percent compared to the monthly average, and the number of building permits reached 1670, including 253 permits for the month.
Engineer Khalifa bin Hada Al Suwaidi noted that the Building Control Department at the Engineering Department issued during the past 9 months 2,255 transactions for completion certificates with a growth rate of 69 percent compared to the same period last year, and the electronic service also witnessed a turnout from construction contracting companies.
The Building Inspection Department completed 445 transactions to add regular building annexes in residential, agricultural and industrial areas, as well as issued 559 decorative permits for commercial and industrial shops, and received 508 improvement opportunities through the call center, he added.-TradeArabia News Service


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