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KUCHING, April 23 (Bernama) Sarawak Government plans to employ the Industrialised Building System (IBS) technology for all its housing development projects, its Housing Minister, Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg said here, today. He said through the adoption of this technology, the need for a large number of construction workers could be reduced and quality of workmanship could be improved. "The implementation of IBS is suitable for the construction industry in Malaysia as it presently depends on foreign labour as the site workforce," he said when closing a one-day seminar on IBS jointly-organised by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) and Daya Builders Sdn Bhd here. According to him, the technology enabled the nation's economy to be strengthened as currency outflow could be reduced with lesser engagement of foreign labour. "Building contractors now would have to embrace this latest technology in order to keep pace with the development and improved their delivery ability," he added. MORE JOHARI-IBS (WITH PIX) 2 (LAST) KUCHING The IBS is also known as the complete assembly construction where building components are manufactured at factories on or off site, transported and then assembled into a structure with minimum work. The system allowed for high-quality construction results to be achieved with minimum waste as the work environment in the factory would be easier to control. Abang Johari said the state government's plan augured well with the Federal policy which had already employed the system in the development of their public housing projects and schools. BERNAMA

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