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Statistics show an 8.1% increase in number of building licences last year

By Petra - Feb 23,2015 - Last updated at Feb 23,2015

AMMAN — A total of 39,578 building licences were issued in 2014 across the Kingdom, 8.1 per cent higher than the 36,601 licences issued in 2013, the Department of Statistics (DoS) revealed on Monday.

In its monthly report, the DoS indicated that the total area of licensed buildings in 2014 stood at 14,992 square metres, 7.2 per cent more than the 2013’s licensed area of 13,985 square metres.

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