At a glance – Dealing with Construction Permits
2020 Ranking: 46
2019 Distance to Frontier Score*: 70.35 (up from 70.33 in DB2018)
Regional Average (East Asia Pacific): 70.71
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* The distance to frontier (DTF) measure shows the distance of each economy to the “frontier,” which represents the best performance observed on each of the indicators across all economies in the Doing Business sample since 2005. An economy’s distance to frontier is reflected on a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 represents the lowest performance and 100 represents the frontier. The ease of doing business ranking ranges from 1 to 190. (Source; World Bank)
Why does it matter?
- If procedures are too complicated or costly, builders tend to proceed without a permit.
- An estimated 60-80% of building projects in developing economies are undertaken without proper permits and approvals.
- Helps strengthen property rights.
- Protects the public from faulty building practices.
- Contributes to the process of capital formation.
- Construction regulation is an important consideration when deciding where to establish their business.
|Answer||Score assigned to Myanmar in the Doing Business2019 report|
|Building Quality Control Index (0-15)||12.0|
|Quality of building regulations index (0-2)||2.0|
|How accessible are building laws and regulations in your economy? (0-1)||Available online; Free of charge.||1.0|
|Which requirements for obtaining a building permit are clearly specified in the building regulations or on any accessible website, brochure or pamphlet? (0-1)||List of required documents; Fees to be paid; Required preapprovals; Available only on request.||1.0|
|Quality control before construction index (0-1)||1.0|
|Which third-party entities are required by law to verify that the building plans are in compliance with existing building regulations? (0-1)||Licensed architect; licensed engineer||1.0|
|Quality control during construction index (0-3)||2.0|
|What types of inspections (if any) are required by law to be carried out during construction? (0-2)||Inspections at various phases||1.0|
|Do legally mandated inspections occur in practice during construction? (0-1)||Mandatory inspections are always done in practice.||1.0|
|Quality control after construction index (0-3)||3.0|
|Is there a final inspection required by law to verify that the building was built in accordance with the approved plans and regulations? (0-2)||Yes, final inspection is done by government agency.||2.0|
|Do legally mandated final inspections occur in practice? (0-1)||Final inspection always occurs in practice.||1.0|
|Liability and insurance regimes index (0-2)||0.0|
|Which parties (if any) are held liable by law for structural flaws or problems in the building once it is in use (Latent Defect Liability or Decennial Liability)? (0-1)||No party is held liable under the law||0.0|
|Which parties (if any) are required by law to obtain an insurance policy to cover possible structural flaws or problems in the building once it is in use (Latent Defect Liability Insurance or Decennial Insurance)? (0-1)||No party is required by law to obtain insurance||0.0|
|Professional certifications index (0-4)||4.0|
|What are the qualification requirements for the professional responsible for verifying that the architectural plans or drawings are in compliance with existing building regulations? (0-2)||Minimum number of years of experience; University degree in architecture or engineering; Being a registered architect or engineer; Passing a certification exam.||2.0|
|What are the qualification requirements for the professional who supervises the construction on the ground? (0-2)||Minimum number of years of experience; University degree in engineering, construction or construction management; Being a registered architect or engineer; Passing a certification exam.||2.0|