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Procedure for updating building codes during martial law simplified

KYIV. May 3 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The government has simplified the procedure for updating public building codes for the duration of martial law, the press service of the Ministry of Regional Development has reported.

The draft resolution, developed by the Ministry of Regional Development, on amending the procedure for the development, approval, approval, registration, amendments to building codes and recognizing them as invalid, the government adopted at a meeting on Tuesday.

"As a result of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, thousands of residential buildings, schools, hospitals and structures for various purposes were significantly damaged. The decision made will speed up the restoration. In addition, it will contribute to the construction of critical facilities, in particular, those necessary to increase the defense capability of the state, as well as buildings for permanent and temporary residence of internally displaced persons and industrial facilities that are moving from the territories of hostilities," the press service of the ministry said, quoting Minister for the Development of Communities and Territories Oleksiy Chernyshev.

The resolution provides that for the period of martial law and within the next 90 calendar days, the development, approval, registration, amendments to the public building codes and their recognition as invalid can be carried out in a simplified manner by decision of the Ministry of Regional Development or other central executive authority whose powers include regulation issues in construction.