"All real estate developers, which have existing licenses for the construction of compound objects falling under classifications CC2 and CC3, do not need to extend a time limit for these approvals, we made it perpetual. Thus, we have removed the corrupt component in the procedures for approval and extension of permits for construction companies", claimed Vice Prime Minister/ Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities of Ukraine Hennadii Zubko at a meeting with representatives of the European Business Association.
"Another important step in the deregulation of the construction industry is the adoption of the draft laws №1817 and №2020 that sufficiently improved the urban development activities and simplified the conditions for the construction business. Among the key changes are the elimination of the complexity category of the object, the transition to the class of consequences, strengthening the responsibility of all participants in the construction market, the abolition of the requirement for obtaining data-out and technical specifications from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine", the Vice Prime Minister stated.
According to Hennadii Zubko, Ukraine has improved its position in the World Bank's 2018 annual Ease of Doing business ranking due to the adoption of bills elaborated by the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities of Ukraine. "According to the overall rating, the country has risen to the76th place. And according to the indicator "Obtaining permission for construction" - from 140 position to 35th, by 105 points", he underlined.
Hennadii Zubko stressed the maximum involvement of the public and the business in joint work on further changes to the legislation in the construction sector. "On the one hand, we are taking steps aimed at bringing the Ukrainian legislation in line with the European one, on the other hand, we must take into account the potential of our construction companies as to the transition to new standards as well as the introduction of eurocodes. It is vitally important for us to have a joint cooperation that takes into account the interests of domestic companies, Ukrainians should receive high-quality buildings and high-quality construction materials. Therefore, I propose State Architectural-Construction Inspection of Ukraine (SACI) to create an interactive window for making changes and tracking dynamics in urban planning legislation with the participation of business and the public", underscored the Vice Prime Minister.