Statistics: A sharp decline in building permits


Ramallah – Ma’an – The Central Bureau of Statistics reported a decrease in the number of licenses issued in Palestine during the first quarter of 2024 by 20% compared to the fourth quarter of 2023.

The statistics stated in a statement issued today, Wednesday, that no building permits were issued in the Gaza Strip during the same period, while the West Bank witnessed a decline of 20%, and the number of permits issued in Palestine recorded a decrease of 36% compared to the corresponding quarter of the year. 2023, as the number of new building permits decreased by 20% compared to the fourth quarter of 2023, and decreased by 45% compared to the corresponding quarter of 2023.

He pointed out that the number of building permits issued for residential and non-residential buildings reached 1,624 permits during the first quarter of 2024, including 900 new building permits.

The “Statistics” indicated that the total area of ??buildings (residential and non-residential) amounted to 902 thousand square meters, of which
713 thousand square meters are the area of ??new buildings and 189 thousand square meters are the area of ??existing buildings.

The number of licensed residential units reached 3,556 residential units with an area of ??612 thousand square metres, including 2,719 new residential units with an area of ??473 thousand square metres, and 837 existing residential units with a total area of ??139 thousand square metres.

The number of new residential units recorded a decrease of 14% during the first quarter of 2024 compared to the fourth quarter of 2023, and by 29% compared to the corresponding quarter of 2023.

Source: Maan News Agency

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