PRESIDENT MESSAGE – APRIL/MAY
While we are going through the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) now extended to 9 June 2020 as part of the Government’s measure to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all of us from different walks of life are affected by this current situation. From having to put on hold our construction projects, to staff having to work from home, to workers being told that they need to stop working, illustrates how we are all truly affected by it. It is indeed a tough time for us to soldier through.
At MBAM, we are very well aware of all the concerns and worries by our members especially in the construction industry. From time to time, we are reminding our members to be safe and always practice good hygiene wherever they are, mainly on site. Once the Phase 1 of MCO was announced by the Honourable Prime Minister on 16 March 2020, MBAM has been working diligently to provide members with more information related to the construction industry. However, as the industry does not fall under the “essential” services that has been categorised by the government, the industry was not allow to continue any form of work. This definitely raised a lot of questions especially on the safety and health matters as well as the well-being for the workers while projects are being put on hold.
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.