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Construction licences tick up in first four months

By JT - Jun 21,2017 - Last updated at Jun 21,2017

AMMAN — The number of construction licences issued in the first four months of 2017 was 15.8 per cent higher than that of the same period last year, according to a statement by the Department of Statistics (DoS).

A total of 13,118 licenses were issued in the January-April period up from 11,325 in the same period last year, the DoS said. 

In its monthly report, the DoS said that the total area of construction licensed during 2017 January-April stood at 4,516 thousand square metres, up by 14 per cent of that of the same period of 2016, totalling 3,963 thousand square metres.

Licensed construction area for residential purpose totalled 3,553 thousand square metres, compared with 3.186 thousand square metres, posting an 11.5 per cent increase, according to the DoS statement.

With 44 per cent of the total licensed construction area in Amman, the capital city was first, followed by that of Irbid which accounted for 18.5 per cent of the overall area.  

 

Zarqa, Balqa, Aqaba followed at 12.3, 7.4 and 4 per cent, respectively, according to the DoS statement.  

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