RAMALLAH, August 31, 2015 (WAFA) – The total number of building licenses issued in the second quarter of 2015 in the Palestinian Territory reached 2,345, registering an increase by 19.0% compared to first quarter of 2015, a press release by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) said Monday.
The number of building licenses issued for the second quarter of 2015 is lower than in the first quarter of 2015 by 4.2%, added PCBS.
The press release said the area of licensed dwellings totaled 1,021.8 thousand m², of which 891.4 were new units.
The number of licensed new dwellings in the second quarter of 2015 was 3,838 with a total area of 691.9 thousand m² and 665 were existing dwellings with a total area of 108.5 thousand m².
The number of new dwellings in the second quarter of 2015 was 19.0% higher than the first quarter of the same year. It also increased by 6.8% compared to the second quarter of 2014, said PCBS.