posted on 08/08/2001: 722 views
Dubai will add 8,268 more apartments and 1,105 shops to its growing property sector when the ongoing construction of 817 multi-story buildings are completed, figures released by the Building and Housing Department of Dubai Municipality show. "Of the total multi-story buildings coming up in Dubai, 593 are in Diera which offer a total of 4,906 apartments and 704 shops and 224 buildings in Bur Dubai with 3,363 apartments and 16 shops," said Fouzi Mohammed Al Shuhhi, head of the Building Control Section at the department, which regulates construction activities.
Apart from the multi-story buildings, there are 3,876 other buildings currently under construction in Dubai, of which 2,030 are in Diera, 1,839 in Bur Dubai and seven in rural areas. Shah added that the construction of some 688 buildings had been completed in Dubai during the second quarter of 2001 at a total cost of over Dhs2.051 billion. This represented nearly 10 per cent rise as compared to the 629 buildings constructed in Dubai at a total cost of Dhs1.66 billion during the first quarter of this year.
The quarterly report of the Building Control Section shows that, of the total number of the completed buildings during the second quarter of this year, 368 were in Diera, 305 in Bur Dubai and 19 in rural areas. Of these, there were 491 villas, 106 industrial or service buildings, five hotels and 86 multi-story apartment buildings that consist a total of 1,220 flats and 172 shops. Of the multi-story buildings, there were four buildings with eight or more stories, one seven-story building, two six-story buildings, 12 five-story buildings, 25 four-story buildings, 12 three-story buildings and 10 two-story buildings. During the period under review, the section carried out some 25,806 transactions, of which 19,561 transactions were processed by the Engineering Supervision Unit, 5,435 by the Inspection Unit, and 810 by the Rural Inspection Unit. (The Gulf Today)
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