DHSUD eager to push seamless housing projects

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MANILA – Secretary Eduardo del Rosario of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) said on Thursday that developers can now get continuous permits and license processing for housing projects as fast as three to six months.

The DHSUD has worked with the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) to accelerate transactions linked to urban housing and human settlements projects, according to Del Rosario.

“Kaya ngayon nagkaroon kami ng joint memorandum circular na ito pinangunahan ng ARTA, pinatawag iyong labing isang government agencies na magkaroon kami ng convergence sa aming ginawa para mapabilis natin ang proseso (That’s why we issued a joint memorandum circular led by the ARTA, we met with 11 government agencies to have a convergence with our mandates to fast-track our processes),” he said in a virtual Laging Handa press briefing.

He explained that developers typically have to deal with national government agencies and local government units (LGUs) to obtain permits, licenses, and clearances in order to push through a housing project.

“We can fast track the processing of all documents by 52 percent. So mahigit sa kalahati ang nabawas natin ngayon – kung sabihin natin (So it was reduced more than half now–so if we say) before it takes about 6 months to 1 year eh, definitely this time mapabilis natin to 3 months to 6 months ang permitting process (we can hasten the permitting process from three months up to six months),” he said.

Previously, the DSHUD formed a sub-technical working group to revisit housing laws and policies in order to improve the transaction for economic and socialized housing projects in urban and rural areas.

House committees to hold hearings during break

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Spread the loveMANILA – The House of Representatives has authorized for its committees to conduct hearings during the five-week congressional break, extending until late April.