The Municipal Services, Urban Planning and Development Sector at the Ministry of Municipal, Rural Affairs and Housing has put forward a new draft excavation licensing regulation. Executive procedures to be followed when issuing drilling licenses.
The draft prepared for the survey included 10 articles; The most important of which are: The provisions, conditions, and procedures of this regulation apply to the coordination of infrastructure works services to issue drilling licenses in all regions of the Kingdom through the Nasaq platform, and in coordination with the relevant authorities (service agencies, ministries, and city authorities). Article 5 clarified the procedures for requesting the issuance of licenses. Drilling (normal, multiple, emergency).
Article 3 specified the conditions for issuing an excavation license, so that the supervision must be by the authorized advisory office of the authority that owns the license, payment of service fees and municipal fines – if any – and adherence to the updated road section guide published on the Ministry’s website. The conditions included in the event that there is more than one license request for the licensing authority; A new excavation license will not be issued until a certificate of completion of excavation works of at least 50% of the excavation work is obtained
The mechanism for submitting an excavation license request stressed that the relevant authorities submit requests for excavation licenses through the Nasheed platform through the online portal (Baladi).
She explained that the issuance of a regular excavation license takes place in accordance with the conditions stipulated in Article Two of this regulation, and the duration of the procedures for issuing a license for completed applications exceeds a maximum of five working days, and that the duration of the procedures for issuing a license does not exceed 30 days for highways and 60 days for the rest of the main, secondary and local roads and streets. All types of roads in the central region of the cities of Makkah Al-Mukarramah and Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah are treated as highways in accordance with Article 19 of the Municipal Services Fees Regulation.
Stop and cancel
The issuance of the multiple excavation license specified that the duration of the license issuance procedures for completed applications should not exceed five working days as a maximum, and the multi-open license must be closed before starting the next license application, and that the total excavation lengths in the multiple license should not exceed 5 kilometers, and that the The term of a single license exceeds 30 days for highways and 60 days for the rest of the main, secondary and local roads and streets.
According to the provisions of the project, the contractor is suspended if the violations are repeated at the same site, and he is warned to rectify the situation and he did not comply with that.
The excavation license is also canceled in the event that the excavation work is not commenced and the authority that holds the license requests not to carry out the work at the site, or if the contractor’s violation of the Ministry’s instructions and requirements at the same site is repeated three times, and the license is officially canceled through the Nasaq platform.
Fees and penalties
Article 9 referred to the general provisions of the project, which stipulated that no drilling license shall be issued or amended prior to the approval of the Project Coordination Office and the relevant authorities. renewal, modification) of the license.
The fees shall not be returned when the license is canceled unless the cancellation was based on the requirements of the public interest and with the approval of the Coordination Office.
The license holder shall bear the costs of any damage to other networks, and not trespassing on public property while working on the site. The license holder shall undertake the maintenance of the excavation in the event of a subsidence or defect occurring at the excavation site during the warranty period.
The provisions in the project included that if the license period expires before excavation work is completed and the renewal is not completed, a fine will be applied to the license holder according to the penalties list for municipal violations, and the length of the excavation work must not exceed what is mentioned in the license, and the elements of visual distortion and commitment Clean the excavation work site until it is completed.