23% more building permits was issued in Serbia in August compared to the same month in 2015 – said Deputy PM and Construction Minister, Zorana Mihajlovic and announced that the land registry would be completely reformed soon.
Mihajlovic visited a construction site in Nis, where the Ingrad Company is building a residential complex. The company is the first to have been issued with an electronic building permit.
“The Ministry of Construction issued its first electronic building permit on 1st January. This is a huge step for the construction sector and the results so far have been excellent”, Mihajlovic told journalists.
Ingrad was issued with a permit in February and the building which spans around 1,200 square metres, will be finished in February next year.
“The government and the Ministry still have to completely reform the state land registry. This is the second part of the task that is very important because we want to up the share of the construction sector in the national GDP”, the Minister outlined.
Director of the Ingrad Company, Branislav Filipovic said, on the occasion, that Minister Mihajlovic demonstrated that the state cared for domestic companies.
“As the director of one of the domestic companies I am grateful for her readiness to help us out. The electronic issuing of building permits has already yielded benefits. It is very efficient and saves us time that we used to spend waiting in front of counters”, Filipovic added.