The Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) has been instructed to initiate a special programme to tackle the issue of unsatisfactory residential interior design works in the construction industry. This decision was made in response to complaints received about inferior works by contractors and the presence of unregistered contractors. Works Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi stated that the CIDB, along with relevant industry players, will organize the programme to address these concerns.
Additionally, discussions involving the Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (Fomca) and other relevant parties have been directed by the Minister to find effective solutions in addressing the complaints. The Minister made these announcements while officiating CIDB’s Occupational Safety, Health, Environment, and Quality Day in Kuala Lumpur.
In another development, the Minister provided an update on the MyJalan campaign, which aimed to address road damage complaints. Out of the 2,201 complaints received, 1,086 have been screened, revealing that 288 complaints were related to federal and state roads. Out of these, 166 complaints are currently undergoing action, while 122 have been successfully repaired. The remaining 798 complaints fall outside the jurisdiction of the Ministry, and relevant authorities will be informed accordingly.
In his speech, the Minister also highlighted the evaluation of government and private construction projects using the Quality Assessment System for Building Construction Works (QLASSIC). Between the years 2016 and 2022, a total of 2,206 projects were evaluated, with 84 projects achieving scores ranging from 85% to 100%. The Minister noted an improvement in average marks from 73% in the previous year to 76% in the current year, with the highest record at 90% in 2022.
The QLASSIC programme has been made mandatory for all public and private housing projects through the National Housing Policy (DPN) and the National Affordable Housing Policy (DRMM) issued by the Ministry of Local Government Development. Furthermore, the Safety and Health Assessment System in Construction (Shassic) evaluated 1,200 projects, encompassing 946 private projects and 254 government projects over the same period.
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