The new government Pakatan Harapan (PH) targets to build one million affordable homes in 10 years, that is, 100,000 units in one year and this can be made possible with the usage of Industrialised Building System (IBS).
Mah Sing Group Bhd shows its support towards the Government’s initiatives on affordable homes and creating more job opportunities by becoming one of the sponsors for the IBS Vocational & Training Centre in Kemaman, Terengganu.
The IBS training centre in Kijal, Kemaman is the country’s first and a joint endeavour involving IBS Global, Sany Construction Industry (SCI) and Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB).
Sponsored by Mah Sing, the first batch comprising 150 trainees will undergo a three-month course beginning July and out of that, fifteen of them are sponsored by SCI.
Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin of the Housing and Local Government Ministry officiated the launch of the Industrialised Building System Technical and Vocational Training Centre. Also present were deputy minister Datuk Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah and Terengganu Local Government, Health and Environment exco Dr Alias Razak. Mah Sing’s Chief Project Officer William Ow was also present at the launch.
The ministry has completed 32,951 units of affordable homes in the first three months of this year with the highest is in Kuala Lumpur with 7,390 units, followed by Perak with 5,688 units; Putrajaya (4,999); Kedah (4,815); Selangor (3,777); Johor (1,964) and Pahang (1,884).
“But this year alone, we might be able to construct 360,000 units and surpass the target,” said Zuraida.
She said the centre would not only produce more local IBS technical and skilled manpower but also reduce the country’s dependence on foreign workers by at least 40%.
“With IBS technology, we would not require that many workers as 90 people can do the job of 1,000.
“This modern and efficient technology can also expedite the accomplishment of our target of one million affordable homes, and at a much lower cost,” she added.