Doing Business in Burundi made easier

The Burundi government created another two One-Stop-Shops, one to handle property transfer and the other for construction permits in addition to the one for business startup created in March 2013 in a bid to ease the process of Doing Business in the country. The first is located in the premises of the Land Titles Department, while the second is located in the ministry of Finance Building in the Department of Urban Planning. The Second Vice-President Dr. Gervais Rufyikiri, who presided over the launching ceremonies of the two One-stop-shops, invited its officers to be more efficient so as to improve the visibility of the country. He noted that the official launch of the two One-stop-shops coincides with the presentation of the preliminary report of Doing Business 2014 which will be adopted in May at the national level. “This exercise begun in 2010 and will continue in order to meet the best ranking in the Doing Business reports of the International Finance Corporation (IFC)”, added Dr. Rufyikiri. He also disclosed that Burundi is determined to significantly reduce the time, cost and procedures required to conduct business in order to improve its ranking in the Doing Business reports and thereby increase economic growth. Dr. Rufyikiri invited the Technical Working Groups to continue reflections on the possible reforms that can be undertaken by the 31st May, 2013 in order to further improve the business climate.

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