Ordos to improve government services

Updated: 2021-10-08 (chinadaily.com.cn) Print

The city of Ordos in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region is streamlining procedures for administrative approval and government services in a bid to create a stronger business environment.

Due to these efforts, the number of required application materials has been reduced and approval time has been shortened.

For example, when applying for a restaurant permit, people previously needed to submit six items including a business license, a food business permit, pre-opening fire inspection for public gathering places, tax registration, official seal engraving, and door plaque review.

Applicants had to conduct window reviews at five different government departments and submit 28 documents. Processing would take around 20 working days.

Now, the number of required documents has been cut to 18 and all materials can be handled at one service window. A comprehensive permit will be issued within eight working days.

Additionally, Ordos is promoting application and administrative approval through online channels. Enterprises and residents can submit application materials through the Ordos integrated government service platform, which eliminates the need for on-site visits.

Approval results will be sent as soon as the application has been processed.