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Kazakhstan significantly ups Doing Business rating due to reforms in the construction industry laid down in the Plan of the Nation

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by August 2, 2017 Legal

Thanks to the reforms in the construction industry, Kazakhstan has significantly improved its position in the Doing Business 2017 rating as part of the implementation of the “100 concrete steps” Plan of the Nation. This was announced by First Deputy Minister of Investments and Development Alik Aydarbayev during the briefing at the Government press center.

A. Aydarbayev reports that implementing the Plan of the Nation facilitated the introduction of the one-stop-shop principle and the three-step principle of obtaining construction permits. The time for obtaining documents and approvals of draft designs were significantly reduced: from 40 and 60 days to 17-6 working days. The issuing of construction permits was replaced by filing electronic notices.

By 2020, up to 90% of design estimates expertise will be carried out by the private market. Already, this number is 60%, � A. Aydarbayev said.

In addition, according to him, a new regulatory framework for Eurocodes has been introduced and by the end of 2019 a complete transition to this system will be implemented. Also, by the end of the year, SNiPs on general construction will be abolished, and in exchange, new norms and rules will be introduced that meet modern requirements.

As a result of reforms in the construction industry, according to the Doing Business report, Kazakhstan improved its position by 130 points from 2015, that is, from 152 to 22, � A. Aydarbayev said.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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