Mongolia makes it easier to build
The Ulaanbaatar City Administration established the Center for Receiving City Residents on December 26, 2012, to ease the many complicated procedures required to obtained construction permits. Delegates of the city administration, foreign organizations and private businesses held a consultation meeting to discuss the center’s operations and future plans.
The center was in charge of nine services related to construction. It mostly provided permits for commencing construction operation, resuming construction, or inspections by the State Special Commission for approval.
During the meeting, the center reported that it has addressed the requests of 6,674 residents, and over one thousand construction permits have been issued so far.
Officials noted that by allowing a single center to handle all construction related issues, the productivity of construction authorities has increased, and most importantly, the center eases the approval process for builders.
Before the center was established, builders had to wait for construction approvals for approximately 107 days, but the center has allowed the issue to be settled within 23 days.
Mongolia jumped 25 places in the Dealing with Construction Permit section of the Doing Business 2014 Report by World Bank since last year. Mongolia ranked 107th in the Construction Permit section in the 2014 report.
Although the services provided by the center had positive results, procedures required for construction permit is still problematic and time consuming, according to officials from the construction sector.
During the trilateral meeting of builders and state officials, the Ulaanbaatar City Mayor, E.Bat-Uul, talked introduced a number of plans to ease construction related procedures in 2014.
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