Henry Kwek on COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Amendment No. 3) Bill
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Henry Kwek on COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Amendment No. 3) Bill(Updated: )
COVID-19 poses an “existential threat” to the construction sector and a contingency plan is needed in case things get even worse, said MP Henry Kwek. He made several suggestions in Parliament on Tuesday (May 11). They include temporarily raising the allowable age for migrant workers from 50 to 55 or even 60, increasing man-hours due to lower work intensity and seeking new sources of labour such as Cambodia and Laos. He also proposed measures to allow as much work as possible to go on in the event of another circuit breaker, as COVID-19 in dormitories has been largely contained.