BUILDINGS are popping up across the country as a new construction boom gets underway.
A total of 49,695 building licences were approved in 2015, according to the Ministry of Public Works.
That represents an increase of 42.5% compared to the previous year.
Of the total licenses granted in 2015, 35,025 were for apartments in blocks, while 14,651 were for individual family homes.
The figures represent a change in mindset, breaking a seven-year hiatus.
Naturally the number of registered construction workers also increased, going up by 4.7%.