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  • The Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, will be introducing a Street Cutting Permit Application this fiscal year.
  • This will ensure projects will not interfere with each other.
  • The application will provide comprehensive, web-enabled permitting functionality and is seamlessly integrated with the city’s Geographic Information System (GIS).

The Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, will be introducing a Street Cutting Permit Application this fiscal year, in a bid to improve stakeholder collaboration, while ensuring that projects do not interfere with each other.

The application will provide comprehensive, web-enabled permitting functionality and is seamlessly integrated with the city’s Geographic Information System (GIS).

This was disclosed by Minister of State in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Richard Azan, during his contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 28.

“With the Street Cutting Permit Application, utility companies such as the National Water Commission or private contractors need only a standard Mobile Web browser to access and view all street and permit activity online using maps created through our in-house database,” he said.

He added that with this functionality, contractors and administrators can ensure that projects do not interfere with each other, “and that street cuts are undertaken in compliance with applicable guidelines.”

The State Minister said it is expected that over time, “we will be able to use the application to develop insight into trends and patterns in street-cutting activities that may not have been readily apparent with the existing status quo.”