Moscow authorities plan to provide developers services in the new integrated format
According to Nadezhda Karavanova, deputy head of the Moscow City Construction Department, for the implementation of the project, it is necessary to create a single digital platform for the interaction of all participants in the process.
It is planned to create a new digital platform in Moscow to provide developers with comprehensive services in construction; in the future, the new format can be applied throughout Russia, which will favorably affect the country’s position in the ranking of doing business. This was announced on Friday at a TASS press conference about the results of the Doing Business – 2020 rating by Nadezhda Karavanova, deputy head of the Moscow City Construction Department.
“We propose to change the procedure for the provision of services, to build it based on the request and needs of the developer, to switch to the client path of providing government services. We have developed such a project of comprehensive services in the government, sent it to the government of the Russian Federation, now it is under discussion in the federal executive bodies. To implement this project, it will be necessary to create a single digital platform for the interaction of all participants in the process, which will radically change the number of interactions of participants in the construction process, especially for developers, will reduce the number of services by two to three times and the total duration of administrative procedures, ”said Karavanova.
She added that the introduction and implementation of a comprehensive services project is a breakthrough that will take an indefinite amount of time to achieve. According to her, all issues of interaction in construction are the prerogative of federal law. To implement the Moscow project, it will be necessary to amend dozens of federal laws, and then, if possible and necessary, distribute it in Russia.
“There is a new project, which, when implemented, will make it possible to change the entire system of interaction in the provision of services by state bodies. Today, the system works based on the authority of executive authorities. We have 36 departments involved in the process of issuing approvals and permits during the construction process, each of these departments may have about 140 interactions and the provision of services, including resource-supplying organizations. The exclusion of the service means the exclusion of the authority of the authority, ”added Karavanova.
She clarified to TASS that the implementation of the project on the integrated provision of services will favorably affect Russia’s position in the Doing business annual World Bank ranking, in which it took 28th place in 2019, rising three points. This rating assesses the country’s innovative climate, which in Russia is calculated based on the indicators of two cities – Moscow (weight 70%) and St. Petersburg. According to her, the following reforms in the sphere of construction influenced the position of Russia in the ranking: automation of the issuance of permits, optimization of technological connection procedures, reduction of terms for the provision of services in construction, simplification of engineering surveys.
DOING BUSINESS RATING
Earlier, the World Bank said that Russia rose in the Doing Business-2020 ranking to 28th place. In the last rating, Russia’s result was three steps lower — 31st out of 190. This year, the World Bank took into account three reforms that were carried out in Russia. Thus, the connection of enterprises to the power supply system was accelerated, including through the creation of specialized departments for connecting on the basis of the “single window” principle. The Russian Federation also strengthened the protection of minority investors by requiring greater corporate transparency, and simplified tax conditions by reducing the time for the return of value added tax (VAT). The further improvement of the software of 1C enterprises also had a positive impact on simplifying tax accounting, the World Bank said.
Even in May 2012 decrees, Russian President Vladimir Putin set the goal of reaching the 20th line in this rating by 2018, but so far Russia has not been able to complete this task. In 2012, Russia was in 120th place in the Doing Business ranking.
A cumulative assessment of business conditions consists of 10 indicators: registration of enterprises, obtaining construction permits, connection to an electricity supply system, registration of property, obtaining loans, protecting minority investors, taxation, international trade, enforcing contracts and resolving insolvency (accessibility of bankruptcy proceedings).
The first two places in the rating, as a year earlier, were taken by New Zealand and Singapore. Denmark took third place, having replaced Hong Kong, which held the “bronze” for two years in a row. In addition to these countries, the top ten most attractive from the point of view of doing business included Korea, the USA, Georgia, Great Britain, Norway and Sweden. In total, over the past year, governments in 115 countries have implemented 294 reforms to facilitate business for the private sector.