Kuala Lumpur, 13 July 2021 – A total of 4,208 construction site inspections were conducted nationwide by Construction Industry and Development Board (CIDB) from 1 June to 5 July 2021 to ensure the compliance with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 during Movement Control Order (MCO) 3.0.
- Of the total 4,208 construction sites, 810 (19 per cent) were operational;
- Of the 810 operational sites, 188 (23 per cent) did not comply with the SOPs;
- All of the 188 sites that did not comply with the SOP were ordered to close immediately;
- However, 42 of the construction sites that were ordered to close have now been allowed to reopen after they were deemed compliance.
Of the 188 construction sites closed, 56 are located in Sarawak. Other states are as follows: Selangor (42), Melaka (15), Sabah (11), Pulau Pinang (11), Kuala Lumpur (11), Johor (9), Negeri Sembilan (8), Terengganu (6), Pahang (6), Perak (5), Kedah (3), Perlis (3) and Kelantan (2).
Meanwhile, the 42 reopened sites are located in Sarawak (12), Selangor (9), Melaka (7), Terengganu (4), Perak (3), Kuala Lumpur (2), Johor (2), Kedah (1), Kelantan (1) and Sabah (1).
CIDB reminded construction industry players to comply with the SOPs. If a site is found non-compliance and if a contractor violates the provisions of Act 520 and/or any other written laws including Act 342 (Infectious Diseases Prevention and Control Act, 1988) and Act 446 (Minimum Standards of Housing and Employee Facilities Act, 1990), there will be disciplinary actions and a penalty up to RM500,000 and/or suspension and/or cancellation of the Contractor’s Registration Certificate.
– Construction+ Online