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Call for all-inclusive approach to improve business process

Manasa Kalouniviti
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

THE permanent secretary for the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism (MITT) Shaheen Ali has called on Government officials to realise their roles in achieving the visions and goals of the Fijian Government.

Mr Ali made the call while delivering the keynote address on the Workshop on Ease of Doing Business, Construction Permit Consultancy Study at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva yesterday morning.

He said the work towards a better and improved business process for building permits was not a MITT process alone, but was an all-inclusive and partnership approach.

"All agencies responsible for building permits need to assist and support the development of the new system," Mr Ali said.

He especially welcomed officials from Singapore Co-operation Enterprise (SCE) including Fijian Government officials and said the two workshops would focus on doing business processes and the audit and re-engineering of processes for building permits to enable the implementation of the Regulation of Building Permits Act 2017.

"In this regard, we are fortunate to be supported by Singapore Co-operation Enterprise that has vast knowledge and expertise in improving government processes."

He said Singapore was ranked as the world's top three easiest places to do business, by World Bank's Doing Business study.

Mr Ali said Singapore had improved its rank by 14 in Dealing with Construction Permits in 2016 because of the streamlining of processes and use of an online single-window system.

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