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Streamlined contractor registration system launched in Dubai

by Oscar Rousseau on Mar 13, 2018

Layali Al Mulla said the new system would cut costs.
Layali Al Mulla said the new system would cut costs.

A new system for registering contractors has been launched by Dubai Municipality, as part of efforts to ease administrative burden on building firms.

The system will allow contractors to design industrial buildings and supervise implementation without needing to appoint a consultancy office.

Dubai Municipality’s Buildings Department said it had launched the system to cut red tape and “simplify procedures for industrial building owners and customers”.

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Streamlining the system for industrial building projects may cut project costs by 6% and increase the implementation of building projects in Dubai by a quarter, according to the director of the Buildings Department, Layali Al Mulla.

Mulla said the department would host seminars from 26 March, 2018 to introduce the registration system and discuss with building owners and contractors how the initiative could benefit all parties.

Dubai Municipality’s head of research and building systems section, Fida Al Hammadi, said: “The Buildings Department will start training courses for 230 contracting companies, who are involved in constructing steel structures, through the department’s licensing system as well as the engineering supervision system for monitoring construction work in the sites.”

A simplified registration system is also expected to boost foreign investment into Dubai’s property market.

The number of industrial-scale projects that applied for building licenses last year was 233, according to the Dubai Municipality.