Malaysian Construction Academy prepared to provide more manpower for Pan Borneo Highway, says deputy minister

Published date29 May 2022
Publication titleMalay Mail Online

The Malaysian Construction Academy (ABM) of Sabah is always prepared to turn out more highly skilled manpower in the construction sector, including workers for completing the Pan Borneo Highway project, said Deputy Works Minister Datuk Arthur Kurup.

He said the federal government had given its commitment to ensure the remaining 19 of the 35 work packages in the first phase of the Sabah Pan Borneo Highway project were completed in five years.

He said ABM, which is an evaluation and training centre under the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), was seen as the best agency to meet the manpower needs to fulfil this commitment.

Apart from boosting state's communication network and infrastructure, the Pan Borneo Highway of Sabah would also create job opportunities for local contractors and people, he said.

'We need many workers (to complete the project). As such, CIDB, specifically ABM, is the best agency to ensure the people particularly the youths of Sabah are equipped with suitable skills to fill the job opportunities created,' he told reporters here today.

Earlier, Arthur was briefed by Sabah ABM director Tadzul Radim and CIDB senior general manager Naidatul Mazidah Latif, before visiting the temporary complex of Sabah ABM, located in Kampung...

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