MPPP sets standards with online submission system

Story by Chan Lilian
Pix by Mark James

BREAKING barriers of office hours, travelling hassles and tedious manual submission of building plans, the Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP) has launched the SPPB or Sistem Pengurusan Pelan Bangunan MPPP.

The SPPB went online on Jan 5 but manual plan submissions can still be made until July.
After the six-month period, all submissions must be made online only.

A briefing and walkthrough of the new system was conducted by MPPP Building Director Yew Tung Seang.
“This system was developed by MPPP since February 2014. It is a user-friendly system and users can access it online from any location. Straightforward, simple and they can monitor the status of their submission 24/7, make payment and all the users need is to sign up for an account,” Yew said.

“The system is tailor-made and MPPP called an open tender for the system provider to develop the SPPB. Architects including those from Persatuan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) are excited about this as it saves a lot of their time and simplifies their work,” he added.
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