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The registration of professional responsibility for construction plans increased by 8% compared to the previous year, though total figures are still below the pre-2008 crisis numbers.

The commercial sector recorded 1.5 million square meters of construction being processed nationwide, with the areas of Escazu, Santa Ana and Belen reporting the highest number of procedures.

Crhoy.com reports that “… 2014 was a good year for the construction sector, as there was an 8% increase in the number of square meters processed. ” In the case of “… housing statistics soared, as it by grew 13% and accounted for 3.5 million square meters.”

“… The cantons of Heredia recorded the largest number of square meters processed for housing construction compared to other types of works. In Flores, San Pablo and Barva, of the total square meters processed, 85% were for housing. ”

Source: Crhoy.com