Johor State Government Inks MoU with Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB)
Johor State government through the Johor Centre for Construction Development (JCCD) and Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the area of relevant construction related training programmes and project management.
Under the 2 year terms of the MoU, CIDB will provide relevant trainings and develop the skills and knowledge of the contractors registered under JCCD.
Through JCCD, the state government will ensure the involvement of local contractors to take part in the many mega projects, including public transportation projects in Johor like Gemas-JB double track project that is set to complete in 2022.
“In 2016, studies had been made to assist local contractors in efforts to improve the quality of the construction industry in line with the mandate given by the state government. Among the initiatives in the plan were the establishment of JCCD to fulfil the mission of empowering Johor contractors and the mission of producing a competent, advanced and competitive Johor contractor,” said JCCD’s Chairman Haji Mohd Solihan Badri.
The RM8.9 Billion Gemas-JB double tracking project involves the construction of 197km of double tracks, stations, electric trains, depos, land viaduct, bridges, and electrification and signalling systems.
Deputy Chief Executive of CIDB Malaysia Mohd Azizi Ali said CIDB always welcomed smart partnerships with industry players to further enhance product quality, delivery and sustainability of the construction industry.
Mohd Azizi Ali signed the MoU on behalf of CIDB Holdings Sdn Bhd (CIDBH), while JCCD was represented by its Chairman Haji Mohd Solihan Badri and witnessed by Works, Infrastructure and Transport Committee Chairman, Tuan Haji Mazlan Bujang. Also present at the signing ceremony was JCCD’s Chief Executive Kamaludin Ishak.
The signing ceremony was also held in conjunction with the launch of JCCD’s operations office in Iskandar Puteri, Johor. – by Moazan Emran