MANILA - Manila Mayor Isko Moreno on Friday said the processing of licenses and permits in the Philippine capital would be automated before the end of the month.
The automation is expected to be launched on July 24, according to a statement from the Manila City Hall.
The local government has yet to give further details about the program but said that utility works in Manila would have to be coordinated through the local government to avoid public inconvenience.
National government agencies and private utility groups must submit their year-long expansion and rehabilitation plans to the Manila City Hall, Moreno said in a meeting with stakeholders.
Constructing water lines, phone lines, lamp posts and roads beyond contract periods will soon be prohibited in Manila, he said.
"Kung ang nasa contract period ay 120 days, tapusin ninyo ng 120 days. Sabihin ninyo 'yan sa mga kontraktor ninyo. Once extended, dagdag perwisyo yan," the mayor told attendees.
(If the contract period is 120 days, you have to finish the project in 120 days. Tell your contractors that if you extend, that is added inconvenience.)
In construction sites, contractors and workers are prohibited from leaving behind debris and are required to dismantle workers' shelters.