ISKANDAR PUTERI: The effort to produce more competent local contractors particularly among Bumiputeras is no longer a problem for the state government following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Johor Centre for Construction Development (JCCD) and the Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB) here yesterday.

The MoU is valid for two years and can be extended for another one year.

CIDB Deputy Chief Executive Officer Mohd Azizi Ali signed on behalf of the board while JCCD was represented by its Chairman Mohd Solihan Badri as a representative of the state government.

The event was witnessed by State Public Works, Infrastructure and Transport Committee Chairman Mazlan Bujang.

According to Mohd Solihan, the MoU would enable building contractors registered with JCCD to receive various benefits such as the provision of construction industry training, and they would be given exposure to effective project management module.

“JCCD is a subsidiary of Permodalan Darul Ta’zim. Even though it has a ‘Sendirian Berhad’ status, it is wholly-owned by the state government and is entrusted with the objective of developing local contractors.

The Borneo Post | 14 December 2018