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Rehda, MBAM want government to bear construction workers’ testing costs

Weekly Industry News

The Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association (Rehda) Malaysia and Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM) are appealing to the government to bear the cost for Covid-19 tests for construction workers.

They also reiterated a call to introduce a Temporary Measures Bill to protect all contracting parties from unnecessary litigation as soon as possible.

The associations said in a joint press statement today that these two critical issues require quick intervention from the government.

Rehda Malaysia President Dato Soam Heng Choon and MBAM Secretary-General Eric Yong Shang Ming pointed out that following the resumption of construction works, if it is found that the site’s contractor has failed to practise the Site Operating Procedures (SOPs) as per the guidelines issued by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) and caused a Covid-19 outbreak in the site, the contractor shall be responsible for all cost in resolving the outbreak.

Media Title: EdgeProp.my

Date: 08 May 2020

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