CIDB extends period for Prihatin initiatives to March 31

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) has decided to extend the period for several Prihatin initiatives until March 31, to ease the burden of contractors in registering or renewing their registration.

Chief Executive Datuk Ir Ahmad ‘Asri Abdul Hamid said the decision was made after examining the impact of the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, especially during the movement control order (MCO).

“The extension is given following feedback from industry players, including the Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM) and the Malaysian Malay Contractors Association (PKMM).

“The industry players affected by the Covid-19 situation and the MCO enforced this year, still need the initiatives,” he said in a statement here today.

He said among the initiatives were the CCD (Continuous Contractor Development) point exemption for registration renewal which has been extended from Jan 1 to March 31 adding that beginning April 1, CIDB would implement 50 per cent CCD point deduction for contractor registration renewal.

In addition, the Management Efficiency Certificate (SKP) and Business/Facility and Integrity Course exemptions from the contractor registration renewal conditions have also been extended until March 31.

For more information on the construction industry, visit www.cidb.gov.my or call the CIDB hotline 03-55673300. – Bernama