Insider Economy Building permits for housing units up an annual 45% in the first...

Building permits for housing units up an annual 45% in the first five months of 2019

Building permits for housing units recorded an annual increase over 45% in the first five months of 2019.

According to the Statistical Service, during the period January – May 2019, 2.820 building permits were issued compared with 2.596 in the corresponding period of the previous year.

CyStat said that “the total value of these permits increased by 128.2% and the total area by 53.8%. Τhe number of dwelling units recorded an increase of 45.2%”.

The Statistical Service announced also that the number of building permits authorised by the municipal authorities and the district administration offices in May 2019 stood at 709. The total value of these permits reached €287,9 million and the total area 258,5 thousand square metres. These building permits provide for the construction of 907 dwelling units, it said.

(Cyprus News Agency)

Top Stories

Partly cloudy on Thursday with local rain, isolated thunderstorms

Partly cloudy on Thursday with local rain and isolated thunderstorms as well as light snowfall in the afternoon in high mountains. Winds will initially be...

UNFICYP renewal’s draft text approved, set to be adopted late on Thursday

UN Security Council members have agreed on the text of the draft resolution for the renewal of the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP)...

128 new cases, three deaths announced on Wednesday

The Health Ministry announced the death of three persons due to COVID-19. This raises the death toll from the virus in Cyprus to 193,...

Where to get antigen rapid tests between Thursday and Sunday

The Health Ministry announced the following antigen rapid test sites during the period 28-31 January 2021: LIMASSOL Church of Agios Ioannis Eleimon, Limassol 08:30-18:30 Cultural Center Mesa...

Israel, Denmark to vaccinate all athletes for Tokyo Olympic Games

Several countries, including Israel and Denmark, said on Wednesday they would vaccinate their athletes and staff against COVID-19 ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, amid...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...