Building permits granted for residential and civil engineering buildings in 2006

19.02.2007

In the 2006 construction management authorities granted 5868 permits for the construction of one-dwelling buildings with a total area of 1296,5thsd m², according to the Central Statistical Bureau. But in the 2005 4928 permits for a total area of 1064,9thsd m2 were granted. The number of building permits granted for the construction of summerhouses and weekend houses has also increased. . In the 2006 1378 building permits were granted, an increase of 28% compared to 2005. Building permits are granted for the construction of new buildings as well as for capital repair, reconstruction and restoration of the buildings.

In 2006 of the total number of permits issued for the construction of one-dwelling buildings, 4580 building permits or 78% were issued for the construction of new buildings. In 2005 the number of permits for the construction of new one-dwelling buildings represented 77% of the total number of permits granted for the construction of this kind of buildings.

The majority of building permits for the construction of one-dwelling buildings in 2006 were issued in the district of Riga, in total 1980 building permits making up 43% of the total number of such permits in the country. 530 building permits (12%) were issued in the city of Riga, 418 (9%) in the district of Ogre, 224 (5%) in the district of Jelgava, 141 (3%) in Jūrmala, 142 (3%) in the district of Cēsis, 136 (3%) in the district of Tukums and 135 (3%) in the city of Jelgava..

Of the total number of building permits issued for the construction of summerhouses and weekend houses (1378 permits), 591 or 43% were issued for the construction of new summerhouses and weekend houses with a total area of 63,9 thsd m2. The majority of this type of houses is intended to be built in the district of Riga – 350 houses or 59% of the total number of summerhouses and weekend houses followed by the city of Riga with 47 houses (8%), the district of Liepāja (31 houses or 5%) and the district of Ogre (38 houses or 6%).

In 2006 593 building permits were granted for the construction of two and more dwelling houses with a total area of 1034,7 thsd m2. Of the total 593 building permits issued, 497 permits for a total area of 884,1 thsd m2 were granted for the construction of new two or more dwelling buildings. These permits were granted in the cities of Riga, Daugavpils, Jelgava, Jūŗmala and Liepāja and in the districts of Bauska, Cēsis, Jelgava, Kuldīga, Ogre, Rīga, Saldus and Talsi, Tukums, Valmiera.

In 2006 building permits were granted for the construction of 83 new hotels and other similar short-term accommodation buildings with a total area of 46,2 thsd m2, 66permits were issued for the construction of new office buildings, 115 permits for new wholesale and retail trade buildings and 50 for new traffic and communications buildings. Building permits were also granted for new industrial production buildings and warehouses (190 building permits) and new mass-entertainment, educational or healthcare buildings (50 permits).

174 permits were granted for the construction of new highways, streets and roads, 5 permits for the construction of railway tracks and 144 permits for the construction of new main pipelines, communications and power transmission lines with a total length of 238,1 km. In 2006 1456 permits were granted for the construction of new local pipelines and cables with a total length of 810 km.

Prepared
by the Investment and Real Estate Statistics Section,
Arvids Uibo, tel. 7366857