Anti-Red Tape measures in the midst of COVID-19

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) has issued recommendations in order to further fasttrack government procedures while the country is in a state of calamity brought about by COVID-19. Among the measures recommended to be adopted by government agencies are extending the validity of permits and accepting online applications and payments.

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In line with the mandate of the Anti-Red Tape Law, and more importantly, in order to improve the telco services in the country, the government is targeting to fasttrack the construction of new common cell towers by reducing the number of required permits.

9 government agencies signed a memorandum circular that speeds up the process of securing permits needed to build new cell towers.  From the long period of 200 days, the process will now be down to 16 days.  Check this out: