03 Jan '13, 7am

Singapore keen on hiring Pinoy construction workers

Singapore is sourcing out construction workers from Sri Lanka and the Philippines, local media Channel NewsAsia quoted the city-state's Building and Construction Authority (BCA) as saying on Tuesday. The BCA said it will set up two test centers in Sri Lanka, which are expected to be operated in six months, while at the same time, the country is also seeking the approval from Philippine authorities to establish test centers in the country. China, India and Bangladesh are currently the main source countries of foreign construction workers. The authority said they hope to "be less reliant on these countries" and "boost supply and diversify the source for foreign labor" by adding Sri Lankans and Filipinos as their new choice. "What we are seeing now is that the major sources like China, India, because of the fast development the number of workers is actually coming down over t...

Full article: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/288661/pinoyabroad/n...

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