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Let’s share the burden of Covid-19 construction delays, says PAM

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Even if the Covid-19 Movement Control Order (MCO) ends, don’t expect construction works to resume and progress as per normal.

The Malaysian Institute of Architects or PAM president Lillian Tay told EdgeProp.my that it will take some time before construction can be done in full capacity after the MCO is lifted as Covid-19 precautionary measures that must be adhered to post MCO are expected to slow down work progress. The MCO has been in place since March 18 and after three extensions, is now slated to end on May 12.

While construction sites will need to adopt preventive guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus, Tay said machineries such as lifts at construction sites that have stopped working for a period of time, will also need to be tested and be inspected by the authorities before they can be operational again.

Media Title: EdgeProp.my

Date: 24 Apr 2020

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