Sheda’s “recalibrating foreign workers programme” helps ease worker shortage issue

Augustine CH Wong

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KUCHING, Aug 16: Companies in need of assistance to renew their foreign workers’ work permits or visas may approach Sarawak Housing and Real Estate Developers’ Association (Sheda) which is now able to help them solve worker shortage issue.

According to Sheda president Augustine Wong Chung Ho, the association is actively involved with the ‘mass recalibration programme for foreign workers’ in Sarawak as part of the association’s initiative to relieve current shortage of workers in the construction industry.

“Based on the outcome of the meeting held between the Sarawak government represented by relevant authorities and our association this morning, Sheda is now embarking on a ‘Registration Drive’ where member companies who are in need of assistance to renew their foreign workers’ work permits/ visas are encouraged to register with Sheda.

“The objective of ‘Registration Drive’ which is to be carried out statewide starting from tomorrow is to ensure smooth and fast track recalibration of foreign workers, which will be made possible with assistance rendered by various authorities including the Labour Department and the Immigration Department,” said Wong in a press statement today.

He said by registering with Sheda, the association will be able to identify the companies requiring assistance in ‘recalibrating’ their foreign workers, so that Sheda members could be guided on the procedures of applications and documentation required to be submitted to both the Labour and Immigration Departments.

“Sheda would like to emphasise that only migrant workers who have entered Sarawak legally are allowed to be recalibrated.

“On behalf of the Association, Sheda would also like to thank the various departments who have offered their assistance so that Sheda’s ‘mass recalibration drive’ could come true,” said Wong.

For further information, please contact Sheda state secretariat at 082-366334, 082-366434, or via fax at 082-365001, or email at, or whatsapp at 0168972723, 0168882856. — DayakDaily