Digitizing of Construction Procedures

The Mayoral office of Panama announced that this month it will begin the first phase of digitizating processes for admissions, reviews, registrations and approvals of plans of works to be developed in the district capital.

Monday, April 13, 2015

The first phase involves testing the installed technology systems, begining with the entry into the system of three urban development projects that will serve to verify the operation of the platform, then a report will be made and if necessary, adjustments will be made. It is expected that in a year the process for approving plans will be completely systematized in order to reduce the time for gaining authorization from 8 months to 45 days.

Prensa.com reports that "... In the second stage, scheduled for next June, the Authority for Government Innovation (AIG) will receive and record data from architects and engineers and, as a third step, the collection of documents in digital form starts, digital signatures will be registered and interconnection with other institutions necessary within the Public Registry processes will be made. " With this system all documents uploaded may be reviewed simultaneously, allowing us to gain speed, providing transparency ... "

The former Minister of Housing José Batista, added "... The systematization of processes is a debt that was mayoral office has had for years, now with this technology those responsible for the work will be able to receive the observations made by the institutions at the single window on their computer or cell phone. "



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