On 16 November 2017, the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Malaysia introduced the new directory and urged construction stakeholders to make full use of a new directory, which profiles over 4,000 construction companies and relevant stakeholders in Malaysia.
In making that call, International Trade and Industry Minister Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed said the introduction of the Industrialised Building Systems (IBS) and Building Materials Supply Chain 2017/2018 Directory was indeed timely.
“This directory, which is a point-of-reference containing the contact details of our local building materials suppliers and manufacturers, is a good initiative undertaken by Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and CIDB to enhance the reach and network of our local players.
“I urge all stakeholders to leverage on this directory and grab the opportunities for their business growth,” said Mustapa while launching the directory on 15 November, 2017.
The directory was co-developed by MIDA and the CIDB Malaysia to provide point of reference for the construction industry, particularly in the area of IBS and building materials.
Also present at the launch were MIDA Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Azman Mahmud, CIDB Chairman Tan Sri Dr. Ir. Ahmad Tajuddin Ali and CIDB Chief Executive Dato’ Ir. Ahmad ‘Asri Abdul Hamid.
Azman meanwhile said that MIDA and CIDB were jointly involved in accelerating the adoption of IBS, mechanisation and modern practices.
“The launching of this directory today reflects our commitment towards this goal as it will help to promote and accelerate the adoption of IBS and showcase the capabilities of local building material manufacturers. Hence it is a leap in the right direction for the construction industry,” he said.
For CIDB Chairman Ahmad Tajuddin, the directory can provide more opportunities for local Malaysian companies to grow their business both domestically and globally.
“With this, there will be positive spillover benefits for the rakyat in terms of jobs and other economic opportunities,” he said.
The directory is expected to help efforts to enhance productivity and efficiency in the industry by narrowing the gap between local building material manufacturers, suppliers and professional services, developers, project delivery partners (PDPs), contractors and stakeholders in the construction industry.
The introduction of the directory will also provide more opportunities for local building material companies to expand and grow their businesses, and would even provide avenues to venture into overseas markets.