CIDB Extends Initiatives for Contractors

The Construction Industry Development Board of Malaysia (‘CIDB’) had on 7 May 2020 introduced initiatives to ease the burden of construction industry players affected by the Movement Control Order, a summary of which is available here. Subsequently, on 19 January 2021, CIDB announced that they are extending several of these initiatives, with the aim of easing the burden on contractors that intends to register or renew their registrations with CIDB.
Relaxation of Registration Renewal Requirements
Previously, CIDB outlined several exemptions in relation to the requirements for renewal of local contractor registrations, as follows:
  1. Exemption from having to fulfil Continuous Contractor Development (CCD) points;
  1. Exemption from Business Management and Facility Management competency certification; and
  1. Exemption from Contractor Code of Ethics and Integrity Course certification.
The abovementioned exemptions, which were initially scheduled to end on 31 December 2020, will now be extended to 31 March 2021.
50% Deduction of CCD Points Required
In addition to the extension of the exemptions in relation to renewal of local contractor registrations, CIDB will implement a fifty percent (50%) deduction of the CCD points required for the renewal of local contractor registration1. This deduction will take effect on 1 April 2021.
CIDB stated that their extension of the initiatives is pursuant to feedback from industry players that such initiatives are still necessary for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing Movement Control Order. On that basis, it would seem that CIDB’s initiatives have indeed assisted industry players and the extension of such initiatives will likely be welcome news.
The full text of CIDB’s press statement on the extension of the initiatives is available here.
If you have any queries, please contact our Mr. Richard Khoo (Partner) or Ms. Rachel Chiah (Senior Associate).

1 The amount of CCD points required for renewal of local contractor registration varies according to the grade of contractor registration and the year in which the contractor wishes to apply for such renewal.