Window to be opened for construction


Business will be able to obtain construction permits and to process relevant documents much faster: the procedure will be simplified.

Moscow is scheduling to launch the Unified integrated system for rendering services in construction industry before the year-end. It will operate in a single window mode. This will allow to expedite procedures of obtaining construction permits and all required documentation.

As it was noted by Dmitry Sinkin, the first Deputy Chairman of the Investment Committee of Saint-Petersburg, in the World Bank new Doing Business ranking which was published last week our country has taken 40th position out of 189.

The results of the Russian Federation were assessed on the basis of surveys – business-community polls conducted in Moscow and St. Petersburg (percentage of the North capital in the ranking amounted to 30%). In comparison with the last year Russia has risen by 11 positions. This means that entrepreneurs in Moscow and St. Petersburg began to evaluate conditions of doing business more positively.

Tsvetkova Lyubov Chairman of the Board, Association of Investors of Moscow (AIMOS)
These results were achieved due to reducing administrative barriers in the field of obtaining construction permits: the number of required procedures was reduced from 19 to 13 and the time required for obtaining construction permit was shortened from 309 to 262 days.

As Dmitry Sinkin noted, the goal is to reduce these terms in respect of objects not requiring Gosstroynadzor’ approval up to 61 days, and in respect of other objects – up to 174 days.

Introduction of the Unified integrated system for rendering services in construction industry should expedite this process.

All things considered, according to Dmitry Sinkin, there has been an upward trend in the economy this year. This also concerns organizations’ turnover (the growth is 5, 5% over 9 months), industrial production index (IPI +3, 4%). Over the first six months investment volume has increased by 12% in comparison with the first six months of the last year, and amounts to 205 bln rubles.

Meanwhile, if we look at funding sources, a proportion of personal investors funding has increased up to 57% while a proportion of attracted funding has amounted to 43%.

Budget investments have decreased by 3%.

In order to stimulate investors to invest in economy of St. Petersburg, the city actively employs mechanisms of public-private partnership and concession. Also a range of legislative relaxations has been adopted this year: 137 St. Petersburg government’s resolutions to provide real estate objects on investment conditions as well as 18 directives of the Committee for preliminary approval to provide land plots.

Over the 9 months of 2016 there were registered 470 applications of investors, there were also conducted more than 1.7 thousands consultations for investors on investment activity in one-stop-shop service of the front-office.

St Petersburg Diary