Foreign worker accommodation opens up new opportunities for developers


Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association (Rehda) Malaysia president Datuk Soam Heng Choon tells StarBizWeek that the business model for dormitories or accommodation for workers for factories and the manufacturing sector is definitely something that developers are looking at.

THE over-reliance of foreign workers is an issue that Malaysia still grapples with and while that requires time and committed policies to see through a change, an area that is gaining prominence is their accommodation.

There could have been no better time for the issue to erupt but during the initial stages of the Covid-19 outbreak when it peaked last year with allegations of forced labour and subpar accommodation being hurled about.

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