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Nation 25 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

RM9.5b government contracts delayed

Seventy per cent or RM9.5bil worth of government contracts awarded to private contractors last year could not be delivered on time, says Works Minister Datuk S. Samy Vellu.

Nation 30 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Adopt new system, Samy tells builders

The construction industry must change the way it builds things and adopt the Industrialised Building System (IBS) to reduce dependency on foreign labour, said Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu.

Nation 30 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Samy: End contracts if work is delayed

The Public Works Department (JKR) has been directed to cancel contracts given to contractors who failed to start work within a month of getting them.

Nation 11 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Depend less on labour, builders urged

The construction industry should adopt industrial building systems (IBS) to help reduce dependence on labour and address the lack of manpower, Construction Industry Development Board chief executive Datuk Hamzah Hassan said.

Nation 12 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Unskilled workers to be reduced

Malaysia aims to reduce the present 250,000 foreign workers in the construction sector by 85% by 2009, said Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu.

Nation 16 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Samy: Board to study prefab building system

The Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) has been directed to come out with a working paper on the implementation of the Industrialised Building System (IBS) or prefabrication system for housing and building construction.

Nation 16 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

System to curb reliance on foreigners

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

Nation 23 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

Use prefab materials for government projects

Contractors awarded government projects will have to use prefabricated materials to promote the Industrialised Building System (IBS) to reduce dependency on foreign workers in the construction industry.

Nation 03 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

Builders relying less on foreign workers

The construction industry is not affected by the shortage of foreign workers following the recent amnesty as it has reduced reliance on them by using new technologies such as the Industrialised Building Systems (IBS).

Nation 03 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

Builders relying less on foreign workers

The construction industry is not affected by the shortage of foreign workers following the recent amnesty as it has reduced reliance on them by using new technologies such as the Industrialised Building Systems (IBS).