Acquiring an industrial license for land development has always been a time consuming process. Shrouded in red tape and entailing endless procedures that have investors running from one government authority to the next, the licensing process can be a deterrent for businesses interested in branching out into booming Abu Dhabi.
Because land development must be preceded by the acquisition of a license, it stands to reason that the faster and easier an investor can obtain an industrial license, the more likely he is to consider undertaking an industrial endeavor in Abu Dhabi. This is where ZonesCorp can play a key role. To succeed in creating an industrial environment conducive to sustainable economic development, ZonesCorp has established the One-Stop-Shop program for industrial land provision and licensing. As its name stipulates, the One-Stop-Shop program transforms the once time consuming procedure into a one-step process that can be completed through a singular point of contact.
Today, as a result of ZonesCorp's One-Stop-Shop program, an investor can initiate the licensing process simply by filling out an application at any ZonesCorp counter/kiosk or online. The higher corporation will then coordinate with the various government bodies involved to expedite the process, reserve the land and issue the license without inconveniencing the investor. To accomplish this, ZonesCorp will:
- Forward the application to the concerned department.
- Reserve the land depending on availability and prepare the lease contract.
- Get approval from the Environmental Department.
- Process a construction permit and grant preliminary approval.
- Issue the permanent industrial license.
Instead of enduring more than 6 months of hassles to reserve land and obtain a license, an investor can complete ZonesCorp's One-Stop-Shop program and simply pass by after 20 or 30 days from his initial visit to pick up his industrial license.