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Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Developers to work with DBKL Town Planning unit to cut red tape

Progressive system: Ahmad Phesal (seated centre) with DBKL urban planning department director Mahadi Ngah (standing left) at the special work station set up for OSC 1Submission.

Progressive system: Ahmad Phesal (seated centre) with DBKL urban planning department director Mahadi Ngah (standing left) at the special work station set up for OSC 1Submission.

KUALA Lumpur City Hall’s “OSC 1Submission” procedure initiated in 2011 to cut red tape for developers when applying and submitting development plans have been further enhanced with the introduction of the “Attachment Programme.”

The programme involves the developer or the principal submitting person (PSP) working with officers from DBKL’s Town Planning unit to speed up the development process.

To ensure a smooth application process through the OSC (one-stop centre), a special work station has been set up for this purpose.

KL mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib, who launched the work station at the DBKL headquarters on Friday said, while OSC 1Submission simplified the procedure and eliminate bureaucracy, the attachment programme with the PSP would help clear the air over any confusion or problems developers may face when applying and submitting plans for their respective projects.

The mayor said the PSP could be a draftsman, engineer or architect and they could do an attachment with officers from its Town Planning unit via a discussion, tutorial or coaching session.

The mayor added the system would not only help to cut red tape and save time, but would be transparent.

“The onus is now on the PSP to follow the guidelines for any project and if they break any rule or take the easy way out by not following procedures, they will be penalised,’’ Ahmad Phesal said, adding that the PSP could be taken to court, fined, or blacklisted.

“We just took one developer to court recently, an architect for not following City Hall procedures when constructing their project.

The mayor also cited the World Bank’s Doing Business report, which placed Malaysia 6th on its list of easiest places in the world to conduct business.

“Our ranking improved tremendously because we were able to cut down on red tape and save time. The current procedure involves 22 steps and a waiting time of 260 days, in accordance with the World Bank Doing Business Report.

City Hall have introduced a simple 10-step procedure through “OSC 1Submission” he added.

Tags / Keywords: Government , Central Region , Property , OSC DBKL

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