: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Ukrainian Regional Development Ministry seeks to improve construction industry legislation in 2017

The Ukrainian Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Utility Services jointly with the Center for Effective Regulation intends to improve legislation concerning 55 markets of the construction industry in 2017, Lev Partskhaladze, the regional development deputy minister, said at a press briefing.

”There are 55 construction industry markets in Ukraine that are regulated by outdated legal acts. Therefore, together with the Regional Development Ministry and the Center for Effective Regulation we have started developing new regulation of these markets, and we hope to improve the regulatory framework in 2017,” Partskhaladze said.

At the same time, head of the construction sector at the Center for Effective Regulation Olena Shuliak noted that the construction industry has been regulated by 986 legal acts, and the Regional Development Ministry would work to amend 150 of them.

”An inventory has identified 150 regulatory acts for the construction industry that directly relate to the competence of the Regional Development Ministry,” Shuliak said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Regional Development Ministry intends to amend 28 construction standards by the end of 2018 with the aim of bringing them in line with modern ones.

In November 2016, Partskhaladze was appointed new Deputy Regional Development Minister. Partskhaladze was said to focus on deregulation and elimination of corruption in the construction industry. Other priority tasks during his tenure include the streamlining of state construction standards in accordance with international practices, as well as the attraction of investment.


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