Construction Activities in Malaysia Resume Amid Movement Control Order



On 10 April, the Malaysian government announced that some construction activities will be allowed during Phase 3 of the Movement Control Order (MCO). These construction activities are subject to the strict implementation of Site Operating Procedures (SOP) to prevent the pandemic from spreading in work sites.

Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM) and the Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association (REHDA) Malaysia thanked the Ministry of Works, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Ministry of Housing and Local Government and the Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia for listening to the plight of their members to get the industry operating again. This move will help the industry and its related 140 upstream and downstream industries.


This is great news for developers and contractors, including suppliers of construction materials and equipment, manufacturers, professionals, and many more in the supply chain. The industry is a significant contributor to the nation’s economy, employing about 1.4 million workers with a total salary of about RM40 billion yearly.

Malaysia has implemented a nationwide Movement Control Order from 18 March 2020. This order is enforced under the Control and Prevention of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 and the Police Act 1967.

Find out how you will benefit from the wage subsidy programme under the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package.

If you are thinking of buying, selling, or renting property while the Movement Control Order is in effect, don’t worry! You can do property transactions from the comfort and safety of your home? Download the Ohmyhome mobile app from the Play Store or App Store.

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