June the 24th, 2023 – Two new Croatian e-services have now been launched, specifically for construction and spatial planning.
As Poslovni Dnevnik/Suzana Varosanec writes, thanks to the introduction of two more Croatian e-services, people can now submit applications for obtaining permits for the construction and use of buildings through the Spatial Planning Information System (ISPU).
The Croatian Chamber of Civil Engineers
The creation of this digital system is of great importance to all members of the Croatian Chamber of Civil Engineers who use it in their daily work, and as of this year, all construction sites across the Republic of Croatia have been fully digitised, as the president of the Croatian Chamber of Civil Engineers, Nina Drazin Lovrec, pointed out.
While significant, this is only part of the results of digitisation within two sectors – construction and spatial planning, otherwise presented at the recent and final conference of the project “Spatial Planning Information System ISPU and its modules”. The total value of the ISPU development project with European Union cash stands at a total of 17.5 million euros, while its further development will continue until 2026 using the funds of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, which was confirmed at the conference.
Eight Croatian e-services have been upgraded
According to the head of the ISPU development sector of the Ministry of Spatial Planning, Construction and State Property, Alen Grabar, the upgrade of eight Croatian e-services was financed as part of the wider project.
These are GEOportal, ISPU-locator, eNekretnine (eProperty), eKatalog (eCatalogue), ePlanovi (ePlans), eDozvola (ePermit), eAhiva (eArchive) and eEnergetski certifikat (eEnergy certificate). The introduction of two new ones is also noteworthy: eProstorna inspekcija (eSpatial inspection) and eGradjevinski dnevnik (eBuilding diary).
50,000 users per day already
Today, the system is already used by about 50 thousand users per day, while the GEOportal, which is also the hub of all e-services, is recording an incredibly impressive 110 million views per month.
Ongoing digital progress
The conference was attended by State Secretary Dunja Magas from the Ministry of Spatial Planning, Construction and State Property, and State Secretary Nikola Modrusan from the Central State Office for the Development of Digital Society.
“Our goal is to relieve people in the administrative sense and to achieve greater efficiency and economy in the work of public administration. Digitisation plays a key role in all policies, so it’s also indispensable in the construction and spatial planning sectors,” said Magas.
Modernisation is unavoidable
“Digital progress is changing our society and economy and has become an unavoidable part of today’s era. In order for digitisation to achieve its true purpose, it’s necessary for each of these new Croatian e-services to find its way to the user for whom it is intended,” concluded State Secretary Modrusan of the project.