Jingjiang city – located in East China's Jiangsu province – has rolled out a new "overtime default" system for the administrative approval of industrial projects worth over 100 million yuan ($14.19 million).
That's in a bid to promote management and service reforms and to optimize the business environment.
The system is designed to ensure that the approval processes for major projects can be completed within 30 working days.
The overtime default rule will mean automatic approval of the next stage of the approval process if a department has not completed the procedure within the agreed timeframe.
The department responsible for a delay must issue approval within one working day from the date of the default timeout.
Jingjiang city has also established a help mechanism for projects seeking administrative approval – involving two commissioners responsible for providing full processing services to the projects – to help streamline the assessment further.
Handover: Wang Xiao, project manager at Jiangsu Aokai Environmental Technology Co Ltd, obtains a project construction permit. [Photo/zhjjwx.jsjjw.cn]
Jiangsu Aokai Environmental Technology Co Ltd is based in the Jingjiang Economic and Technological Development Zone. Its project manager, Wang Xiao, handed the first construction permit issued by Jingjiang city on May 16 after the implementation of the overtime default system.
Wang expressed satisfaction and said the project would start one month ahead of schedule, saving money and reducing the financial burden on the company.