Abdulla Al-Shizawi, head of pre-qualification & building studies section

DM registers 6078 contractors during first quarter of the year

: Thursday, April 17 - 2014 @ 09:32

Khalid Muhammad Salih, director of Dubai rebuilding department has said that job market in Dubai, especially in the field of construction, is witnessing a boom with remarkable pace.

He said this while analyzing the numbers of contractors and consulting companies registered at Dubai Municipality during the first quarter of the year.

According to him, 6078 contractors as well as 662 engineering consultancies registered at building department of the civic body till the end of first quarter of the year.
He said the number figures higher than that of last year during same period.

He also revealed that building department has seen a good number of companies submitting application for qualifying technical staff, approving building systems and for qualifying redy-mix factories.

The committee for registration and licensing for engineering consultancy and contracting practices has studied different kind of applications and categorized them considering the nature and type of professions applied for.

Khalid Mohammed Salih attributed this boom in the construction filed to various big events Dubai is going to host in near future, including the mega global event, Expo 2020.

Further explaining the figures, Abdulla Al-Shizawi, head of pre-qualification & building studies section said, sixteen new local engineering consultancies registered during the report period.

He said 431 local contractors received licences during the term marking a 100% increase when compared to figures last year.

Out of 559 engineering technical staff submitted their names for qualification, 421 were given approval, he said.

Six out of 662 engineering consultancies registered during report period as well as 53 out of 6078 contractors were given upgrading after inspections to confirm their conformity with approved technical and corporate standards. This category marked 60% increase.

He said during report period pre-qualification& building studies section carried out 1440 field visits on companies to ensure that they have following approved standards and criteria set forth for registration and its renewal.

For further information:
Bishruddeen K Mohammed Ali
Media Officer, Media Section
Corporate Marketing & Relations Department
Dubai Municipality
+971 206 04 4654

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