Municipalities Affairs Minister: 504 building permits issued so far this year

Wael bin Nasser Al Mubarak, Municipalities Affairs and Agriculture Minister, said that as many as 504 building permits had been issued between January 1 and May 7 through the "Benayat" system, covering a total area of 384 thousand square meters.

The minister highlighted that the urban housing requests represented 75% or 380 permits out of the 504, followed by requests of special nature that make up to 18% , or 94 permits while the number of investment buildings' permits accounted for 4%.

He noted that the "Benayat" Building Permit system issued 1565 permit in 2022.

Al Mubarak affirmed that the system improved the permit request procedures by a 2.2 work days, out 5 working days for the level of the service.

Source: Bahrain News Agency