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Dealing with Construction Permits in

Eritrea

Below is a detailed summary of the procedures, time and costs to build a warehouse in Eritrea. This includes obtaining necessary licenses and permits, completing required notifications and inspections and obtaining utility connections.

This information was collected as part of the Doing Business project, which measures and compares regulations relevant to the life cycle of a small- to medium-sized domestic business in 190 economies. The most recent round of data collection was completed in June 2016. Read the methodology.

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  • Measure of efficiency
    No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
    1

    Obtain design approval from Municipality

    Agency: Municipality

    No practice in 2005 -- 2011. No commercial building permits issued to the private sector.

    30 days ERN 6,000
    2

    Hire consultant/supervisor

    Agency: Unknown

    No practice in 2005 -- 2011. No commercial building permits issued to the private sector.

    5 days ERN 50
    * 3

    Obtain water and sewage connection from Water and Sewage authority

    Agency: Water and Sewage Authority

    No practice in 2005 -- 2011. No commercial building permits issued to the private sector.

    30 days ERN 6,000
    * 4

    Receive inspection by water department

    Agency: Water and Sewage Authority

    No practice in 2005 -- 2011. No commercial building permits issued to the private sector.

    7 days no charge
    5

    Receive inspection from Labor office - I

    Agency: Labor Office

    No practice in 2005 -- 2011. No commercial building permits issued to the private sector.

    1 day no charge
    6

    Receive inspection from Labor office - II

    Agency: Labor Office

    No practice in 2005 -- 2011. No commercial building permits issued to the private sector.

    1 day no charge
    7

    Receive inspection from Labor office - III

    Agency: Labor Office

    No practice in 2005 -- 2011. No commercial building permits issued to the private sector.

    1 day no charge
    8

    Receive inspection from Labor office - IV

    Agency: Labor Office

    No practice in 2005 -- 2011. No commercial building permits issued to the private sector.

    1 day no charge
    9

    Receive inspection from Labor office - V

    Agency: Labor Office

    No practice in 2005 -- 2011. No commercial building permits issued to the private sector.

    1 day no charge
    10

    Receive inspection from Municipal technical office - I

    Agency: Municipal Technical Office

    No practice in 2005 -- 2011. No commercial building permits issued to the private sector.

    1 day no charge
    11

    Receive inspection from Municipal technical office - II

    Agency: Municipal Technical Office

    No practice in 2005 -- 2011. No commercial building permits issued to the private sector.

    1 day no charge
    12

    Receive inspection from Municipal technical office - III

    Agency: Municipal Technical Office

    No practice in 2005 -- 2011. No commercial building permits issued to the private sector.

    1 day no charge
    13

    Receive inspection from Municipal technical office - IV

    Agency: Municipal Technical Office

    No practice in 2005 -- 2011. No commercial building permits issued to the private sector.

    1 day no charge
    14

    Receive inspection from Municipal technical office - V

    Agency: Municipal Technical Office

    No practice in 2005 -- 2011. No commercial building permits issued to the private sector.

    1 day no charge
    15

    Obtain completion certificate from consultant

    Agency: Consultant

    No practice in 2005 -- 2011. No commercial building permits issued to the private sector.

    30 days no charge
    16

    Receive final inspection

    Agency: Unknown

    No practice in 2005 -- 2011. No commercial building permits issued to the private sector.

    1 day no charge
    17

    Obtain completion certificate from Municipality

    Agency: Municipality

    No practice in 2005 -- 2011. No commercial building permits issued to the private sector.

    30 days ERN 200

    * Takes place simultaneously with previous procedure.

  • Measure of quality
    Answer Score
    Building quality control index (0-15) 0.0
    Quality of building regulations index (0-2) 0.0
    How accessible are building laws and regulations in your economy? (0-1) Not easily accessible. 0.0
    Which requirements for obtaining a building permit are clearly specified in the building regulations or on any accessible website, brochure or pamphlet? (0-1) . 0.0
    Quality control before construction index (0-1) 0.0
    Which third-party entities are required by law to verify that the building plans are in compliance with existing building regulations? (0-1) . 0.0
    Quality control during construction index (0-3) 0.0
    What types of inspections (if any) are required by law to be carried out during construction? (0-2) No inspections are legally required during construction. 0.0
    Do legally mandated inspections occur in practice during construction? (0-1) Mandatory inspections are not always done in practice during construction. 0.0
    Quality control after construction index (0-3) 0.0
    Is there a final inspection required by law to verify that the building was built in accordance with the approved plans and regulations? (0-2) Final inspection is not required by law. 0.0
    Do legally mandated final inspections occur in practice? (0-1) Final inspection does not always occur in practice. 0.0
    Liability and insurance regimes index (0-2) 0.0
    Which parties (if any) are held liable by law for structural flaws or problems in the building once it is in use (Latent Defect Liability or Decennial Liability)? (0-1)  No party is held liable under the law. 0.0
    Which parties (if any) are required by law to obtain an insurance policy to cover possible structural flaws or problems in the building once it is in use (Latent Defect Liability Insurance or Decennial Insurance)? (0-1) No party is required by law to obtain insurance . 0.0
    Professional certifications index (0-4) 0.0
    What are the qualification requirements for the professional responsible for verifying that the architectural plans or drawings are in compliance with existing building regulations? (0-2) . 0.0
    What are the qualification requirements for the professional who supervises the construction on the ground? (0-2) . 0.0