A construction worker attends to his job at a commercial project.

MUKAH: Construction work on development projects here has resumed and workers are back at work.

However, the progress of the projects depends very much on the availability of cement as there is no supply in the local market currently.

The construction sector was allowed by the government to resume operation during the current conditional movement control order (CMCO).

A check by New Sarawak Tribune yesterday found that less than 10 workers were on site doing their respective jobs, while maintaining social distancing.

The workers were involved in the construction of a multi-storey commercial building which had begun in the second half of last year.

The project is located next to a three-storey shopping centre and a one-star hotel.

It is learnt that construction work on the building was limited to certain scope only because there was no supply of cement.

It was reported recently that the sole cement manufacturer and supplier based in Kuching has yet to resume operation.

Two other projects are expected to resume as soon as the supply of cement returns to normal.

One of the projects involved the construction of a new youth activity centre which is located about 100 metres from Dewan Suarah in the old town.

The existing youth activity centre is temporarily housed at the former Dalat and Mukah District Council (MDDM) office.

The other project, an arch at Jalan Tiong Hua which was developed by non-governmental organisations (NGOs), is also located about 100 metres from Dewan Suarah.