Kuala Lumpur, 8 June 2021 – The Construction and Development Board (CIDB) has been conducting inspections at worksites to enforce the compliance with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) during the MCO 3.0 and the Ministry of International Trade and Industry’s (MITI) approvals for critical construction works.
Between 4 and 6 June 2021, they visited multiple sites in Sarawak, Trengganu and Perak and ordered at least eight worksites to close.
In Sarawak, the inspection teams simultaneously checked four districts i.e., Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri. Two worksites complied MITI’s approval requirements and were allowed to continue operations, while two others in Kuching and four in Sibu were ordered to stop operations as they failed to show the approval letter from MITI. The remaining 14 sites were found non-operational.
In Trengganu, while 11 out of 13 were non-operational, one site was found to be in full compliance with the SOPs and another was ordered to close due to non-compliance to SOPs, including no approval for workers’ accommodation and no MySejahtera QR code for workers at the accommodation. In Perak, two sites were non-operational and one site was ordered to stop because it was not in the critical work category.
Referring to the government’s decision to implement a full Movement Control Order (MCO) nationwide from 1 June to 14 June 2021, The Ministry of Works (KKR) urged all construction works nationwide to stop, except the critical works.
CIDB will continue the monitoring and enforcement of SOPs at construction sites and impose disciplinary actions if case of breaching.
– Construction+ Online