Singapore hosts APEC workshop on building control

15:54, October 22, 2010      

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Thirty-five delegates from 14 economies under the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) on Friday concluded a workshop here to learn from Singapore's experiences in re-engineering and reforming the regulatory system for construction permits.

This was the first time the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore has specially tailored a workshop for the APEC economies to help strengthen capabilities and share knowledge in dealing with construction permits.

The five-day capacity-building workshop, which ran from Oct. 18 to 22, was entitled "APEC Ease of Doing Business Workshop on Reforming the Regulatory System for Construction Permits."

Senior officers from the various Singapore agencies involved in the building control system gave the foreign delegates an overview of Singapore's regulatory framework, particularly in the area of Building Control.

In addition, the delegates also heard from guest speakers from the World Bank, and the building control authority of other APEC economies.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王千原雪)

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