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Dubai sets up building permit procedures development panel

DUBAI, July 9, 2020

In his capacity as Dubai Ruler, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, has partially amended a 2017 decision pertaining to the formation of Dubai’s Committee for Building Permit Procedures Development.
Pursuant to the new decision, a temporary committee named ‘Dubai’s Committee for Building Permit Procedures Development’ will be formed under the chairmanship of the Assistant Director General for Engineering and Planning Sector at Dubai Municipality, reported state news agency Wam.
The committee will comprise representatives from Dubai Municipality, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Dubai’s Directorate General of Civil Defence, Dubai Development Authority and Department of Planning and Development (Trakhees).
The decision authorises the committee to list, analyse, revise and develop procedures for providing services related to the issuance of building permits, unify the requirements and conditions for applying for building permits, reduce service timeframes, enhance the quality of services, ease procedures by establishing a single window for the entire service, automate the building permits process and provide services to the public through smart applications, stated the report.
The chairman will issue all the legislation required to ensure the implementation of this decision, it added.


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