As we step into the month of May, MBAM is still working closely with the Government and relevant parties to ensure the construction industry will be able to resolve some of the issues faced and revive its economy. Members are advised to continue adhering to all the SOPs as we are still fighting against COVID-19.
Last month, MBAM was invited to the YAB Prime Minister’s Meeting with Industry organised by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) on 15 April 2021. During the meeting, I raised the matter on MBAM’s objection to the expansion of Human Resources Development Fund (PSMB) Act 2001 that covers the construction industry and the need to introduce Variation of Price (VOP) Clause in controlling the prices of building materials. Following the session, MBAM has sent in a memorandum dated 22 April 2021 on the two issues to the Prime Minister. In the same memorandum, MBAM also expressed the need for amendments to improve the Temporary Measures for Reducing the Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Act 2020. Overall, it was a meeting that enabled industry players to engage with the Government in the hope that issues raised can be quickly resolved for the sustained growth of the nation.
The Prime Mover and Recognized Voice of the Malaysian Construction Industry.
- To provide a synergy of services to members for the betterment of the construction industry.
- To actively initiate, support and participate in programmes and activities that enhance professionalism, productivity and quality in the construction industry.
- To address issues in the construction industry to facilitate members in achieving global competitiveness.
The Main objectives of the Association are:
- To promote and Co-ordinate the development of the construction industry.
- To Promote measures aimed at securing improvements pertaining to techniques, procedures and methods in the construction industry.
- To Organise training programmes, seminars, symposia, conferences, conventions, exhibitions and expositions related to the construction industry.
- To Identify and Study problems arising in the construction industry and to discuss and explore solutions with relevant Government authorities and professional institutions.
- To Seek representation on Committees set up by Government or non-Governmental organisations.
- To Protect the legitimate interest of members.
- To Encourage and Promote the practice of professionalism and harmonious working relationship.