Marat Khusnullin: lowering administrative barriers in construction makes life easier for investors
Lowering administrative barriers makes much life much easier for investors, said Deputy Mayor for urban policy and construction Marat Khusnullin.
“We are working in three main areas: we completely revoked approvals of prefectures and district councils at all stages of construction projects (functions transferred to the Construction complex); we reduced the term of required procedures; e-services make the whole process open and transparent,” said Marat Khusnullin in his interview to the magazine “Real estate and prices”.
He reminded that 12 out of 14 types of state services are available in online format in Moscow, including the issuance of permits for construction and commissioning of facilities, issuance of statements of conformity of the constructed object with the technical regulations and project documentation (ZOS), and state examination of project documentation.
“In fact, an applicant does not have to pay personal visits to governmental agencies in order to obtain the necessary papers at all stages of a construction project, beginning with conclusion of a land lease agreement and ending with obtaining an occupancy permit. These measures seriously accelerated the capital inflow to construction industry,” stressed Marat Khusnullin.
According to him, in order to reduce administrative burden on business and lower the builder’s expenses the city took the revolutionary decision on the inclusion of data on the underground networks and facilities and the preliminary technical conditions of connection to water supply and sewage networks to the development plan of a land plot (GPZU).
“No other region of Russia provides free information on the underground networks so far,” said the Deputy Mayor.
He also added that another e-service for developers “Calculator of procedures” was presented in the framework of the VI International Urban Forum.
“With this Calculator you can get information on the sequence of construction procedures, its costs and terms by specifying the planned facility and the characteristics of the future construction site. This is an important step to accomplish the goal set by the Mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin, on reducing administrative burden on business,” concluded Marat Khusnullin.