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The 21st edition of International Construction Week 2021 kicked off today

Kuala Lumpur, 9 November 2021 – The 21st edition of the annual International Construction Week 2021 (ICW 2021), hosted by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Malaysia, was officially launched today by Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob, the Prime Minister of Malaysia in a virtual ceremony.

The opening ceremony was also attended by Dato’ Sri Haji Fadillah Yusof, Senior Minister of Works, Ir Hj Yusuf Hj Abd Wahab, Chairman of CIDB Malaysia and Datuk Ir Ahmad ‘Asri Abdul Hamid CEO of CIDB Malaysia.

The Prime Minister also launched the National Construction Policy 2030 (NCP 2030) at the opening ceremony. Themed ‘Digitalising the Construction Sector’, the NCP 2030 by the Ministry of Works will guide the continued reinvention and revitalisation of the Malaysian construction industry, towards becoming one that is internationally respected and competitive.

NCP 2030 sets the agenda for industry players to accelerate the adoption of technology and data systems, innovation and automation at every level of operations, including before, during and after construction. Embracing emerging technologies and global best practices is a crucial strategy for the recovery of the sector as this will ensure that the Malaysian construction industry is able to be resilient in the face of various challenges domestically and globally.

The 2021 edition of ICW and ASEAN Super 8 is in line with the vision of NCP 2030, bringing together regional and global industry movers and shakers, including government officials, regulators, manufacturers, contractors, developers, industrial users, consultants, and industry experts to discuss the adoption of new technologies in the construction industry.

The ASEAN Super 8 virtual mega event will include niche expositions such as ASEAN M&E, ASEAN Tenaga Energy, ASEAN Lift, ASEAN Solar, ASEAN Light, REVAC Expo, Futurebuild SEA and IFSEC Southeast Asia featuring Virtual Exhibitions, Conferences, Webinars, Business Matching sessions, and Networking activities.

The ICW 2021 is now being held in a virtual format on 9-11 November 2021, providing the ideal platform for industry players to showcase innovations, source for suppliers, make valuable contacts, stay updated with the latest industry trends and gain new industry insights into the construction industry today.

– Construction+ Online

Source: CIDB