British architect Alexander Daw has slammed the Bulgarian planning system and land law while urging the new Bulgarian government to cut down on bureaucracy.
In an exclusive interview for novinite.com, Alexander Daw, whose company Oscar Architects involves Eduardo Rifa who helped to design the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, explained that architectural design has not been concentrated on enough in Bulgaria. He said "it is not yet accepted culturally (in Bulgaria) that good design improves lives and the quality of living."
Daw went on to say that the financial crisis has affected his business and that responsible bank lending would turn things around; "It has certainly affected us, nearly all our major projects that were due to start have been put on hold, mainly due to a lack of finance rather than a lack of will. For me the problem lies with the blanket lending practices of the banks that refuse to offer business to projects based on location and merit....
" How should cut beaurocracy when that is the main source for getting bribe money?"
So true. Every middle manager in any position of a littlef authority milks it for all its worth. All possible obstacles are placed in the way of getting permits and doing business unless someone knows someone, has a connection, or bribes someone. After all, bureaucrats have to eat, too. Disgraceful, but that's how it is. Another reason why honest people dislike Bulgaria.
How should cut beaurocracy when that is the main source for getting bribe money? How should they cut beaurocracy when they can not do what ever they or the mayor wants...
People are not important aslo for the new government only their pockets are important!!!
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