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Jeddah to use GPS to monitor construction violations

The municipality of Jeddah has announced plans to introduce electronic services, including GPS, to improve its operations, Arab News has reported. Building safety and the prevention of violations are the main objectives of electronic services, in addition to expediting the permit process. The civic body will now accept only electronic copies of land locations and proposed designs for buildings, and will monitor compliance stipulated in the permit for construction through a GPS system, it said.