System to curb reliance on foreigners


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 16 Sep 2004

PETALING JAYA: The use of the Industrialised Building System (IBS) will see fewer foreign workers in the construction sector, the Construction Industry Development Board said. 

“The IBS system will ensure quality construction, cuts costs, creates a safer and cleaner environment and reduces the dependence on foreign workers,” its general manager, Abdul Latif Hashim, said in a press release. 

“The outflow of ringgit and risks of other social problems often associated with foreign workers will be reduced,” he added. 

Under Budget 2005, use of IBS in government building projects would be increased from 30% to 50% while developers, who use IBS components exceeding 50%, would be given full exemption on levy imposed by the board.  

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