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PETALING JAYA: The construction industry wants the government to reconsider its decision to cut down on the number of foreign workers in the sector as well as an extension to their loan moratorium, failing which they claim many may be forced to hire illegals or even shut down.
But improvement in earnings already reflected in share prices
PETALING JAYA: The construction industry is still not operating at full capacity due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the implementation of the movement control order (MCO), says Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM).
PETALING JAYA: Stop work orders have been issued to 1% of restarted construction sites following inspections by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), says Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof.
PETALING JAYA: Although being among one of the first sectors to reopen under the conditional movement control order (CMC), the construction industry is still grappling to get back on its feet with only about one quarter of construction sites in operation, according to Master Builders Association of Malaysia (MBAM).
PETALING JAYA: While many have welcomed the move to provide housing for foreign workers, some industry players have raised concerns over it, including asking for a longer grace period.
PETALING JAYA: Construction industry players are appealing to the government to create a proper Covid-19 testing protocol for each sector to ease worker bottlenecks.
Rehda and MBAM also appeal to the government to bear the cost of Covid-19 screening
PETALING JAYA: The mandatory Covid-19 screenings for foreign workers is another stumbling block for construction companies who are already suffering from halted operations during the movement control order (MCO).
PETALING JAYA: The Federal Government's decision to allow the majority of businesses to resume operations under the conditional movement control order (MCO) has the support of 59 Malaysian chambers of commerce and industry associations.