Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin said this would enable the region to emerge stronger, post-pandemic.
"Development projects are not to be just award-winning focused, but to also contribute towards sustainability and the people’s well-being," she said at the ASEAN Property Developer Awards 2020 ceremony hosted by Des Prix Infinitus Media.
She also commended the award specialist organiser on its initiative to gather ASEAN property developers, in a bid to connect Malaysian players with their regional counterparts.
"As minister, it is an honour to be the official representative to offer our support towards the development of the property sector in Malaysia and within the ASEAN region, especially during these trying times," Zuraida added.
Among winners of the ASEAN Property Developer Awards 2020 were Mah Sing Group Bhd, Tan & Tan Developments Bhd and Uda Holdings Bhd, under the Best Developer category.
Affirm Plus Properties Sdn won the Real Estate Agency of the Year award, while "Best Boutique Developer” went to Venus Assets Sdn Bhd.
The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Tan Sri Leong Hoy Kum, group managing director and group chief executive of Mah Sing Group. - Bernama