Ipoh City Council (MBI) will be one of the first to start its “1 State Dealing With Construction Permits Champion” (1 State 1 DCP Champion) programme where it will automatically reduce the time taken to get approval for construction projects.
Aiming to lessen 30 less important procedures to 12, Mayor of Ipoh Dato’ Zamri Man believes that this will not only be beneficial for investors but will also bring in more projects to Ipoh, “By lessening these procedures, we will also be able to reduce the time taken for approval; from 175 days to only 70 days. Kuala Lumpur City Council (DBKL) has successfully reduced its procedures to 15 in 76 days only. They’ve set such a good example and hopefully MBI can excel too,” said Zamri during the workshop launching at Tower Regency Hotel on February 27.
Officiating the affair was the deputy director for Malaysia Productivity Corporation, Datuk Abdul Latif Abu Seman who stressed on the importance of having efficient procedures in any line of works especially in construction.
“DBKL has already started the programme about five years ago and the result has been good. Hopefully more city councils in Perak will follow the MBI’s steps and will slowly boost up more opportunities for investors to come in,” added Abdul.
Through the implementation of 1 State 1 DCP Champion, contractors involved will be able to get necessary permits collectively.