The State Service of Geology and Subsoil of Ukraine embodies the principles of transparency and openness and is looking for opportunities to simplify the interaction between the subsoil user and the state and eliminate bureaucratic obstacles in such interaction. This was stated by its head Roman Opimakh during his speech at the VI International Industry Forum, which began today in Poltava.
“It is digital solutions that make interaction between the state and business more convenient, transparent, and neutralize the influence of the bureaucratic factor,” he stressed. “Today the State Service of Geology and Subsoil is working on three digital tools for the regulator: electronic auctions, an interactive map, an online subsoil user account.
It is noted that one of the tools – electronic trading in ProZorro.Sales system – has already proven their effectiveness: the high activity of investors in open auctions testifies to the restoration of confidence in the regulator, and fair competitive competition makes it possible to sell licenses at a real market price. “The cost of special permits sold at auctions has grown 15 times compared to the initial one. As of September, we expect almost UAH 800 million of revenues to the State Budget as a result of the conducted e-auctions,” said Roman Opimakh.
An electronic calculator for calculating the initial cost of special permits is expected to be launched within a month: it will be a free online tool with which a site visitor can use a formula to calculate the approximate initial cost of a special permit for a specific site.
Also, the electronic account of the subsoil user is being worked out: when it starts working, it will be possible to submit reports, packages of documents for registration, making changes or extending special permits remotely.
It will also be possible to get acquainted with the geological objects of Ukraine remotely: the contours of the deposits, their location, natural or infrastructural objects located on the territory of the subsoil plot – this functionality is provided by the Interactive map of the subsoil user.
In the coming days, 6,000 GKZ protocols will be published, which can be viewed online for free. “By the end of the year, we plan to launch 5,000 digitized geological reports, and next year we have the goal of digitizing all geological reports and providing free access to them,” Roman Opimakh noted.
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