In Malaysia, several additional economic sectors were given approval to resume operations in phases during the Movement Control Order (MCO), which has been extended to 28 April 2020.
Amongst the approved sectors listed in the press release issued by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), the construction industry was also given the green light. Companies must submit their applications to MITI starting 13 April 2020.
Construction projects and services related to construction works that are allowed to operate include:
- Projects whereby the main contractors are G1–G2
- Projects that have achieved physical progress of 90 per cent and above
- Tunnelling works
- Maintenance works
- Sloping works
- Emergency works that are consequent to contractual obligations
- Maintenance, cleaning and drying of stagnant water, spraying of pesticides at construction sites, which prevent the breeding of Aedes mosquitoes and other pests
- Other works that if left incomplete may result in danger
- Building projects with 70 IBS score and above
- Construction projects with accommodation facilities for workers, such as centralised quarters for workers or workers’ camps
- Professional services related to the construction industry including architects, engineers, town-planners, land surveyors, quantity surveyors, project managers, facility managers as well as other relevant services