Green channel provides speedy, convenient service
Staff members of the Weifang high-tech zone's market supervision bureau work to reduce approval time for enterprises.
Weifang Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone has created a "green channel" to improve efficiency of key projects' approval to better serve local businesses.
In previous years, applications for new projects required approval from more than seven government departments, including the project construction department and safety administration department. It may take businesses one to two years to complete the approval process.
Many businesses complained that tremendous business opportunities have been lost during the wait period.
The development zone launched a new key project approval mechanism in 2014 aimed at reducing waiting time for approvals. The new "green channel" significantly reduces approval time by as much as 70 percent.
Seventeen businesses enjoyed the "green channel" services in 2016.