The government plans to cancel the permit for the construction of irrigation systems

Deregulation in action: The government has adopted a draft law that cancels the permits of local councils for the construction of irrigation systems, as well as the approval of the State Fisheries Agency for the construction or other works in the water area of ​​sea fishing ports.

Why is this important?

Currently, these instruments of state regulation have lost all meaning and only burden entrepreneurs.

In order to start the construction of an irrigation system, the business needs a general construction permit, which is provided free of charge by the state architectural and building control body. A similar construction permit from the local authorities is essentially a duplicate document, the process of issuing of which is associated with corruption risks.

Similarly, the consent of the State Fisheries Agency for the construction or any other work on the territory and water area of ​​the fishing sea port is an irrelevant permit document. There are currently no requirements for providing such a service in the legislative field.

Last year, the Interagency Working Group on Deregulation recommended to government officials to improve the legislation and get rid of these norms. To implement the decision of the IWG, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, together with experts from BRDO, developed a draft law, which was recently supported by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

The document will enter into force after it is approved by the Verkhovna Rada, signed by the President of Ukraine, and published.

Deregulation reform continues. We remind you that you can follow its progress and achievements on the website

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