Though, Qatar is under a siege since June, the businesses have not been ushered off by the threat and they continue to progress. The number of building permits issued in the month of July was 629, an increase of 53% when compared with the previous month.
The official data showed an increase in most municipalities like Umm Slal (144%), Wakrah (110%), Al Da’ayen and Al Shamal (86%) each, Doha (39%), Al Sheehaniya (32%), Rayyan (23%).
According to the geographical distribution, Rayyan comes at the top of the municipalities where the number of building permits issued was 152 permits, comprising 24% of the total issued permits while Al Da’ayen municipality came in second place with 132 permits, (21%), followed by municipality of Doha with 128 permits (20%), then municipality of Al Wakrah with 103 permits, (16%). The rest of the municipalities were as follows, Umm Slal 44 permits (7%), Al Sheehaniya 29 permits (5%), Al Khor 28 permits (4%), and finally Al Shamal 13 permits (2%).
In terms of type of permits issued, data indicates that the new building permits (residential and non-residential) constitutes 59% (372 permits) of the total building permits issued during the month of July 2017, while the percentage of additions permits constituted 38% (240 permits), and finally fencing permits with 3% (17 permits).
Permits of villas topped the list of residential buildings with 52% (161 permits), which was followed by by dwellings of housing loans by 38% (119 permits) and apartments buildings by 7% (22 permits).
Meanwhile, commercial building took the top position in non-residential category with 50% (30 permits), followed by mosques and industrial buildings e.g. workshops and factories with 23% (14 permits) for each type, then governmental buildings with 3% (2 permits).