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EghtesadOnline: The Iranian government has finally reached an agreement on amending the country’s construction engineering law by approving its general outlines, the rapporteur of Majlis Development Commission said on Tuesday.

“The deadline set for the government and the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development has passed, but no bill has been presented to the parliament by the government. However, the general outlines of a bill were approved yesterday in a meeting attended by members of the Central Council of Construction Engineering, the ministry [of Roads and Urban Development] and Plan and Budget Organization,” Sodeif Badri was also quoted as saying by IRIB.

He said the parliament will correct some of the details of the bill, including the review of eligibility, quality evaluation, national regulations on construction and solutions to construction engineering challenges currently facing the Roads Ministry, Financial Tribune reported.

“Some regulations are not executed because officials say so and this is not a good approach. Therefore, serious decisions have been made to correct this,” he said, adding that incorporating the preferences of Roads Ministry is also an issue in the existing law.

Badri noted that the bill will be finalized in the next two to three months. He also called for a government entity to be selected as a manager to undertake structural reforms and supervision.

The Roads Ministry has been a staunch critic of flaws in the country’s construction engineering law and tried to make changes.

According to Mehdi Ravanshadnia, a board member of the Tehran Construction Engineering Organization, amendments to the existing law were originally presented to the government about two years ago. 

“The current law is supposed to be executed in the three categories of design, supervision and project implementation by a person deemed eligible, whereas the latter has not been executed in the process of a building’s construction,” he said.   

 

Iran Construction Engineering Law