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Government Endorses DP Flow Chart Issue Raised by Developers

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The new flow chart to speed up the approval of development plans (DPs) and other related matters have been introduced by the State Government.

It will improve the process related to the Land Development Procedures 2017; Local Government Ordinance 1961, Town and Country Planning Ordinance (Cap. 141) and Land Ordinance (Cap.68).

The flow chart will accelerate the planning permission process and issuance of subsidiary title as well as the conversion of land title before development.

In a courtesy visit to YB Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Sukarti Wakiman this morning, SHAREDA President Mr Chew Sang Hai thanked the State Government to have considered the stakeholders' concerns and welcomed the implementation of the new circular together with the New Flow Charts.

"We believed that it would overcome the present challenges in the approval of Development Plans (DP) and other plans including land conversion matters and early issuance of subsidiary or subdivided title through strict enforcement and compliance of KPI set for all activities by each respective department" said Chew.

He said the chart clearly indicates the process and approval time, shortening the duration of planning approval. He also said, "besides that, the circular also explained clearly on the role of relevant
departments and avoid duplication of job scope by other government departments.”

Chew also believe that house prices could potentially be reduced when the local authorities fully comply with the stipulated timeline as it will reduce the developer's holding cost. This will further accelerate Sabah State into a more progressive place for its improved government delivery system and economy growth.
The buyers' interest will be further protected with impending of title issuance as it allows NT title
conversion & RSP to be brought forward well in advance of occupation certificate.

"It is my hope that the final title can be issued within one year after OC" said Chew adding that the defined flow chart will elevate the efficiency of Sabah in the world ranking.

"We are happy to note that the State Government will initiate another meeting with all relevant
stakeholders to sort out the Grey Areas found in the aforesaid Circular" said Chew.


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