Construction starts in settlements increased threefold in second quarter of 2018

The number of construction starts for homes in the settlements increased threefold from the first to the second quarter of 2018 according to new figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics.

The data shows that in the second quarter of 2018, construction for 794 new settlement housing units began, compared to 279 in the first quarter of the year.

In the first half of 2018, construction for 1,073 housing units was launched in the settlements, compared to 818 in the second half of 2017.

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