Henry Kwek on COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Amendment No. 2) Bill
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Henry Kwek on COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Amendment No. 2) Bill(Updated: )
The construction sector is facing a surge in manpower costs due to COVID-19 safe management measures, a high attrition rate of migrant workers and challenges of finding replacements, MP Henry Kwek told Parliament on Monday (Apr 5). He suggested that the Government work with the sector to "forward deploy" resources in key cities in countries like India and Bangladesh, to secure a safer inflow of workers. He said Singapore could run "commercial processing centres" in those places, for example, giving it full operational control over COVID-19 testing for prospective workers.