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by OrangeTee & Tie Pte Ltd.

Tackling challenges faced by Covid-hit construction sector

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Singapore, 11 Jun 2021

SINGAPORE (EDGEPROP) - Lego-style modular construction or prefabricated prefinished volumetric construction (PPVC) was intended to wean Singapore’s construction sector from its dependence on a foreign workforce. It is faster, more efficient and environmentally friendly compared to conventional construction.

However, even PPVC specialists have not been spared the ravages of the Covid pandemic. They have been just as affected by the travel ban on long-term pass holders from India and Bangladesh due to a surge in Covid infections. This immediately cut off the supply of construction workers from the two main source countries.

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