Azmin: Construction companies must follow conditions set by Ministry of Works, CIDB

Silhouettes of workers on a construction site. — file pic. // Photo: Pixabay

KUCHING, April 16: Construction-related industries that are allowed to operate during the Movement Control Order (MCO) must adhere with several conditions set by the Ministry of Works and Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), said Senior Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.

According to Azmin, all construction companies must reduce the number of workers to the minimal or not more than 50 per cent from what is needed.

He said, companies must give their full cooperation to the Ministry of Health (MoH) in implementing contact tracing among the workers infected with Covid-19.

“Construction companies must also provide transportation for their workers while applying the social distancing practice, including disinfecting the vehicle before and after usage, and must disseminate the information and guidelines in dealing with Covid-19 to their value chain.

“If the companies do provide a Centralised Labour Quarters (CLQ) for the workers, they must make sure that it is in line with the CLQ guidelines, and also the guidelines issued by CIDB for the construction workers’ accommodation during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period,” he said.

Azmin noted that enforcement authorities comprising the Public Works Department (JKR), CIDB, Kuala Lumpur City Council, local authorities and the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) will monitor and enforce compliance among the approved companies.

He also reminded that stern actions will be taken against companies which operate without approval from the authorities.

“Failure to comply with the SOP will result in the company’s permission to operate being terminated immediately and they will face legal action in accordance with the current Act,” he added. — DayakDaily