Capitals did their best
Russia has boosted its figures in the “Doing Business” ranking due to the efforts of Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Administrative barriers are no longer a key problem for the business community in construction industry, said Mikhail Men, Minister of Construction, giving a speech on “Development: change points of 2016” conference in Moscow.
The Minister stressed that today there is a clear understanding of the necessity to reduce excessive administrative procedures on the part of regional authorities.
Last week, the Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities Sector of Russia Natalia Antipina together with a group of World Bank experts visited St. Petersburg, where they got acquainted with the progress made on facilitation of procedures for obtaining construction permits. The business travel was part of the visit schedule of the World Bank representatives in Russia. The visit was devoted to the issues of “Doing Business” ranking evaluation. At first, the expert committee talked with representatives of the city business and then had a meeting with city officials.
The World Bank expert Valentina Saltane noted positive changes in the process of lowering administratibe barriers. “We would like to see further progress in such an active pace of reform. And we hope that we will continue to work together, we are pleased to see that Russia makes good use of the results of our research,” said Valentina Saltane.