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The two-day workshops on “Implementation of the Law on Spatial Planning and Construction in Local Government”

radionica - Zakona o uređenju prostora i izgradnji objekata u lokalnoj samoupraviThe six two-day workshops on the topic “Implementation of the Law on Spatial Planning and Construction in Local Government” were organized by the Union of Municipalities of Montenegro, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism and the OSCE Mission to Montenegro, in the period October-December for all local self-government units.
Each workshop was divided into two parts.
On the first day, the reforms in this area since 2008 by 2014 were presented by the Ministry representatives with the reference to the Montenegro position on the World Bank “Doing Business” list. The participants were introduced with current legislation and the latest amendments to the Law on Spatial Planning and Construction from 2014. Special emphasis was given to the implementation of the “one stop shop” principle and “transparency” in the local governments. Rules on the method design, production scale and the technical documentation content are presented, as well as the Rules on the method of conceptual and detailed design review and changes to the existing regulations. Special atention was given to the electronic signature on the technical documentation. The typical models of decision that local governments were obliged to adopt pursuant to the Law on Spatial Planning and Construction were also presented.
The second day workshop theme was the facilities accessibility in the public use at the local level by persons with reduced mobility and persons with disabilities. Beside the representatives from local and central level, the second day of the workshop was attended by public utilities and public institutions executives founded by local governments, as well as representatives of non-governmental organizations dealing with issues of persons with disabilities. The aim of this part of the workshop was to gain insight into the public facilities suitability for persons with disabilities and information on the further local governments activities intended to take in this regard. The the Decision on installation, or construction and the removal of access ramps, elevators and similar facilities for access and movement of persons with reduced mobility and persons with disabilities as a legal obligation that local government was obliged to adopt was also presented.
The workshops were attended by a total of 162 representatives of local governments, public enterprises and institutions, as well as representatives of non-governmental organizations.