12 Oct 2006

Building construction in Fiji on the rise

9:26 am on 12 October 2006

Fiji's Bureau of Statistics says building construction projects in the country jumped during the second quarter of 2006.

Fiji Live reports the latest statistics showed 478 building permits were issued during the second quarter of 2006 with a value of 87 million US dollars.

This is up from the previous quarter when 441 permits were issued.

Over 80 percent of permits issued for the commercial sector were for hotels, and 83 percent of non-commercial building permits for new private residences.