More than 70% of state services in construction performed online in 2015


73% of all applications for state services in the construction sector of Moscow have been performed in electronic format last year according to the words of the Head of the Department of urban planning policy Sergey Levkin, reports the portal of the Construction Complex.

“The increasing demand of state services in e-format is obvious, and this trend contributes to speeding up construction projects in the city. It should be noted that today in Moscow more than 2.5 thousand projects (more than 25 million square meters) are at different stages of construction,” said Sergey Levkin during discussions at Urban Talks roundtable on innovations in the system of design approval in Moscow.

According to him, it is planned to transfer a few more state services in electronic format this year, namely the approval of project technical specifications, issuing of engineering opinion on the compliance of utility networks and underground facilities to the Consolidated Plan, as well as the provision of information from this Consolidated Plan.

“Since the beginning of 2016 the service of issuance of excavation permits has already been transferred to electronic format,” added the Head of the Department.

It is to be recalled that applications for state services in the construction industry can be submitted from around the world at any time through a personal account of developer on the Moscow state services portal. This is a time saver for developers. The applicant does not need to collect a huge amount of documents: all of them are at the disposal of government agencies and are transmitted via the base information register. There, on the state services portal, the applicant can track the progress of consideration of his appeal.

The Construction Complex gives free seminars for developers on the provision of public services in electronic format; the schedule of seminars can be found on

As previously stated Deputy Mayor for urban policy and construction Marat Khusnullin, conversion of state services to electronic format is one more step to meet the investors. “We are working systematically at reducing administrative barriers in construction industry. Today Moscow has 14 types of public services in the field of investment and construction activities, and 12 of them we provide e-format. These arrangements gears up capital flow in the construction industry, and of course it makes the procedure of obtaining public services open and transparent,” stressed Marat Khusnullin.

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