Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Transport Ministry proposes new construction law

The Ministry of Transport, Construction and Regional Development on July 18 introduced a new draft law on construction, and invited public submissions on it. The aim of the draft amendment is to remove what the ministry calls ‘chaos’ from urban planning, improve decision-making to make it more effective, and to make construction offices more professional.

The Ministry of Transport, Construction and Regional Development on July 18 introduced a new draft law on construction, and invited public submissions on it. The aim of the draft amendment is to remove what the ministry calls ‘chaos’ from urban planning, improve decision-making to make it more effective, and to make construction offices more professional.

“We have managed to prepare a construction law suited to the requirements of a new millennium,” the ministry’s state secretary, František Palko, said at a press conference. “The current law, which is almost 40 years old, will finally be replaced by a piece of legislation that reflects long and demanding discussion among experts from all relevant spheres,” he added.

The ministry says its main goal is to simplify the process of construction approval for citizens by decreasing the administrative requirements and improving quality of service. For example, the approval trial period for small buildings and family villas up to 300 square metres will be shortened by three months on average.

The new wording of the law also brings new tools to address so-called black, or illegal, structures. “We will ultimately be able to handle existing illegal structures and the law will strongly boost the prevention of such constructions,” Palko said. “We are handling issues nobody before had the courage to tackle,” he added.

Both experts and citizens can submit comments on the law until September 15. If approved, it will become effective as of July 1, 2014.

Source: Transport Ministry press release

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Kia kicks off production of the new ProCeed model Photo

More than 300 workers participated in the training held at a Korean research centre.

How does Slovakia support innovations?

Companies operating in Slovakia can benefit from state subsidies, EU resources and venture capital funds.

Science in Slovakia is underfunded, lagging behind other European countries.

How to elect your mayor

When you live in a small village, you don't care about Bratislava. At home, everything is at stake.

Blog: Slovak author wants to be the embodiment of happiness

Andrej Krupa, author of ‘Hlava 20, is using his experience abroad to spread positivity in Slovakia.

Andrej Krupa