30 May '14, 12pm

Govt projects affected by foreign worker shortage - Property Auctions News, Property Investment...

Over the past two years, HDB has granted 36 projects some form of time extension. In response to a query in Parliament yesterday, the Ministry of National Development (MND) said the reasons for these extensions include changes in design beyond contractors’ control, or exceptionally bad weather. “Of these, liquidated damages were levied on six contractors for delays in seven projects, due to various reasons such as poor project planning, coordination and execution.” MND also encouraged contractors to adopt more mechanisation and productive construction methods to reduce reliance on foreign workers. In the recent debate on the President’s Address, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the government has tightened up on construction workers by raising levies, reducing quotas and insisting on higher productivity when it comes to constructing new houses and structures. There are ...

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