The Ministry of Construction (MoC) has issued directives to simplify administrative procedures for building permits.
Red tape delays construction
After September's Decree 64 on regulations to issuing building permits, some have raised concerns over some of the shortcomings of the decree.
In order to solve these problems, the MoC has issued a directive stating that only private residential estates which have more than 250 square metres of floor space or more than three stories will have to submit construction design files.
The Decree 64 also said that the house design of the constructions and individual houses in urban area must comply with the city detailed planning on the scale of 1/500. However, because of the different jurisdictions and their differing regulations, enforcement of these decrees may prove difficult.
Trinh Dinh Dung, Minister of Construction said that if the urban areas already have basic infrastructure, then localities should be able to choose those which permits to allow and reject.
Despite the shortcomings pointed out by some, Decree 64 was aimed at creating favourable conditions for investors, making it easier to receive building permits.
The decree also sets up rules to prevent agencies from asking unneeded documents. The decree said that the agencies can only request the required documents one time, without lagging the process on by continually asking for more.
If the investors want to change building designs in general keeping with the original architectural design, a new building permit would not be required.
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