Creating an electronic gateway to bring efficiency to the currently complex process of issuing a ‘No Objection Certificate’ in Abu Dhabi.
The rapid pace of urban development in Abu Dhabi fuels thousands of projects related to construction permits and urban planning approvals. These result in approximately 100,000 No-Objection-Certificate (NOC) transactions being triggered every year by public, private and government entities, with each having to endure the processing complexities of the system. The GPC Group has partnered with ADSIC to address this processing challenge with strategic planning and implementation consultancy. By combining local expertise with global best practice, GPC will be helping to create a program that can be adopted widespread, that provides the private sector with immense efficiency gains, and that incorporates learning from international benchmark projects.
“For contractors, developers and many private sector companies, NOCs pose a daunting challenge to business and can often cause significant loss in revenue. This translates into a very large negative impact on the economy in general” says Joseph Abdo, Director of Business Operations at the GPC Group. “With the NOC Program, we aim to make the NOC process painless and efficient. We have already gained support of core stakeholder entities and have a strong team in place to tackle this challenge”. The NOC solution is designed to provide a single-window electronic gateway through which customers will be able to apply for, and track NOCs effectively from anywhere and at any time. This will be conducive to creating better working environments, improving efficiency, time, and cost, as well as having positive implications on protecting existing utilities and infrastructure, ensuring public safety, sustaining the environment and preserving cultural heritage.
ADSIC has been entrusted by Abu Dhabi Government to work in collaboration with the municipalities and other government stakeholder entities to design a comprehensive NOC solution for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The modernization of the NOC process is critical to an efficient and effective utilities and infrastructure service, and once implemented, it can be used to replicate efficiency in similar areas of service.