The Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities of Ukraine will ramp up control over the process of licensing of construction organizations, as well as review a decision to get back to the scope of functional responsibilities of the Ministry the issuance of certificates to building contractors. Earlier, three years ago, this authority was transferred to self-regulatory organizations. The Vice Prime Minister/ Minister for Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities of Ukraine Hennadii Zubko told at a meeting of the Government.
The Vice Prime Minister emphasized that the Ministry would appeal to the Government with a proposal to develop a legal framework envisaging a mechanism of depriving the dishonest specialists of certificates.
Moreover, Hennadii Zubko appealed to the Justice Ministry with a proposal to further simplify procedures of building amnesty for small houses in the countryside. "We must remove from this process the regional architecture departments and eliminate possible corruption risks. Unfortunately, again we are starting to feel the blocking of the process of providing appropriate permits at the local level", said the Vice Prime Minister.