Builders submit 14,000 applications for state e-services in 6 months
Currently the Moscow Construction Complex provides 12 state services in electronic format.
The most part of state services in construction industry of Moscow is provided in electronic format. “Since the beginning of the year the Construction Complex has received 16,638 applications, of which 84% or 13 894 were submitted via the Moscow portal of state services,” said the Head of Urban Planning Policy Department Sergey Levkin.
The program of transferring state services to electronic format was launched in 2013, the aim of it is to reduce the administrative burden on business. Today 12 online services related to construction are available in the capital. “It is worth mentioning that 11 of them are provided exclusively in e-format, that means we have completely abandoned the hard copy format of interaction with developers,” added Sergey Levkin.
According to him, it is essential to continue optimization of services of grid companies, since almost 60% of procedures in construction relates to technological connection to utility networks.
“First steps for IT development of services of the city grid companies are already made, – said Sergey Levkin. – Since February 1 of this year applications for conclusion of an agreement for connection to electric supply networks of UEC (United Energy Company) are submitted in e-format, and from March 1 the same online procedure applies to obtaining technical specifications and connection to water supply and sewage networks of Mosvodokanal”.
It is to be recalled that last year 73% of all applications for state services related to construction industry of the capital were submitted via the Internet, making Moscow the leader among the Russian Federation subjects in this area.
In 5 years the Russian capital has moved from 124th to 51st position in the World Bank ranking, in terms of “Dealing with construction permits” Moscow has improved its position from 179th to 119th place. In 2017, Moscow plans to enter the top 100 of the ranking.