Optimization of state services in the building industry “raised” Russia in the World Bank rating

24.10.2019

Russia’s successes in the new World Bank DoingBusiness rating have become possible, in part, thanks to Moscow’s efforts to reform state procedures in the construction industry. This was announced by the Deputy Mayor of Moscow in the Government of Moscow on urban development policy and construction Marat Khusnullin.

“According to the World Bank’s Doing Business annual ranking, Russia rose from 31st to 28th place and for the first time entered the top 30 countries with the most favorable business conditions. The growth of the country’s positions became possible, including due to the reform of the provision of public services in the construction industry in Moscow. So, in the direction “Obtaining building permits”, Russia rose immediately to 22 positions over the year, taking 26th place among the 190 countries evaluated”, said Marat Khusnullin.

According to the World Bank rating, compared with the previous year, the deadline for obtaining permits in Moscow decreased by 34.5 days and amounted to 160 days, and the number of procedures decreased by 2 to 14 procedures.

According to the deputy mayor, in Moscow in recent years a whole range of measures has been taken to eliminate redundant and duplicate procedures, and simplifying the procedure and shortening the time required to complete the procedures. “All services have been converted into electronic form, information resources and specialized online services for developers on these issues have been created”,  Marat Khusnullin explained.

The place of Russia in the Doing Business rating in the direction of “Obtaining building permits” was positively influenced by the simplification of engineering surveys and the reduction in the terms for issuing GPZU and building permits. Also, one of the key factors for improving the performance in the rating was the optimization of technological connection procedures in Moscow, including the transfer of services of resource-supplying organizations to electronic form and the reduction of the terms of interaction with network organizations.

Note that Russia’s position in the ranking is calculated on the basis of indicators of two cities – Moscow (weight 70%) and St. Petersburg (weight 30%). Work on improving the positions in the World Bank rating is carried out on behalf of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. A.

Source: Moscow construction complex

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