Renovation work on houses is now allowed during the first phase of the PNR

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PETALING JAYA (August 6): Home renovations are now allowed during the first phase of the National Recovery Plan (NRP), The Star reported.

The report, quoting Labor Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, said grade 1 to 4 contractors are allowed to carry out renovation work in residential properties as physical distancing can still be maintained for this type of activity. .

Fadhillah clarified that only renovation works of houses can be done during phase one, while renovation works in buildings such as factories, offices, malls, schools and shops can only be done. during phase two.

“However, for phase one and phase two, all companies involved in these projects will need to apply for an operating license from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry’s Covid-19 Intelligent Management System (CIMS) portal ( Miti),” Fadillah noted. .

According to the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) rankings for contractors, G1 contractors can complete a project for RM200,000, G2 for RM500,000, G3 for RM1million and G4 for projects up to RM3 million.

On issues regarding the construction of housing in Phases 1 and 2, Fadillah said activities can begin if housing has been provided for workers and said housing has been approved by the local council.

“Of course the accommodation has to be approved by the local councils. Again, affected companies must apply for an operating permit from Miti’s CIMS,” Fadillah said.

Although the amendment eased some of the restrictions on construction work, Fadillah stressed that local councils and building managers still have the right to impose stricter rules to ensure a safe environment.

In addition to home renovations, NSC updates in the construction sector include essential maintenance and repair, construction of public infrastructure, construction of a hostel for workers at construction sites, construction by 1st to 4th grade contractors, renovation of private housing, government funded projects, ground investigation work, consultancy and professional work on construction and any other support services for construction work permitted.

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