KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 — Construction industry players need to change the way they work by conforming to best practices to improve the image and performance of the industry.
Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said the image and performance of the construction industry would improve if the players continued to upgrade their services and roles.
“If each individual were to make a commitment to implement even a single improvement in their job and role, the image and performance of the construction sector is bound to improve,” he said at the signing of the Construction Industry Transformation Programme (CITP) 2016-2020 pledge here Monday.
Fadillah said the government aspired to see the construction industry excel not only in the country but also internationally.
“We have over 68,000 registered contractors, more than 1.2 million registered construction workers, thousands of engineers, architects, quantity surveyors, developers, and manufacturers of building materials,” he said.
Hence, he hopes more organisations from the private or public sectors would cooperate to make the CITP a success as the construction industry transformation is a shared responsibility.
Fadillah said all agencies under the Works Ministry had signed the pledge followed by 56 organisations in Melaka last week and 24 industry players today.
The CITP was launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Sept 10 as a national agenda to transform the construction industry into a modern, highly productive, sustainable and globally competitive entity.