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PM announces improvements to one-stop centre procedures

These include a reduction in approval period from 42 days to 21.

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Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim. Gambar: Bernama
Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim. Gambar: Bernama

The One Stop Centre (OSC) 3.0 Plus procedures will be further improved, starting with reducing the approval period from 42 days to 21 and the number of agencies referred to for approval from 19 to five, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said.

Anwar said these were among the improvements agreed upon by the stakeholders, including federal and state governments, at the 41st meeting of the National Physical Planning Council yesterday.

OSC 3.0 Plus is an electronic system for submitting and processing applications for development control.

"The efforts to expedite development approval period are believed to be able to indirectly improve the investment environment in addition to increasing the country's competitiveness," he said in a posting on Facebook today.

Anwar said the meeting also discussed proposals to strengthen the agricultural sector, especially the need to determine the area of land use for agricultural purposes and national food resources.

“In this regard, emphasis should be placed on increasing agricultural productivity,” he said.

The prime minister said the council also opined that the regulatory aspects of the management and development of livestock farms need to be further strengthened through the adoption of the Poultry Farm Planning Guidelines.

On flash flood woes that continue afflicting the people, Anwar said the council also agreed that the Stormwater Management and Drainage Master Plan (PISMA) should be applied as one of the solutions.

He said the council would continue ensuring that urban development planning moves towards "Madani Township" to improve people's quality of life and create a livable environment.

"The government remains committed to continuing cooperation and coordination of development between the federal and state governments in a bid to achieve the agenda of developing a Madani nation, insha Allah," he added.