Total number of approved building constructions in Leyte recorded at 845
Leyte registered a total of 845 building constructions in the first quarter of 2019. This number reflects an increase of 15.4 percent from the 732 total applications during the same quarter in 2018.
All types of building constructions in Leyte increased during the first quarter of 2019. Combined application for additions, alterations and repairs comprised the highest increase of 101.7 percent, from 58 approved constructions in the previous quarter of 2018 to 117 during the reference quarter. Non-residential type of building constructions went up by 15.9 percent, from 151 during the first quarter in 2018 to 175 in 2019. This was attributed to the increases of industrial, institutional, agricultural and other similar types of non-residential building constructions. Meanwhile, residential type of building constructions which accounted 65.4 percent of the total building constructions of the province increased by 5.7 percent at 553 approved applications during the first quarter of 2019 from 523 during the same period year ago. This was due to the increase in number of major types of residential building.