Sh35m electronic system to end shortcut processing of construction documents
The Nairobi government has partnered with the UK, The Netherlands and the World Bank to launch a Sh35 million electronic construction permit system.
The Electronic Development Permit Management System seeks to end shortcut processing of construction documents
Governor Evans Kidero on Friday said the system will address the rising cases of buildings collapsing.
“Sound regulation of construction helps protect the public from faulty building practices. This has important implications for policy makers who need to strike the right balance between the cost and checks imposed on industry and the real benefits in safety and health standards,” he said.
The system will give builders, inspectors, and plan reviewers access to information.