KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 (Bernama) — The Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM) will attend the China-ASEAN Infrastructure Investment and Financing Cooperation Forum in Nanning, China, tomorrow.
Its president, Kwan Foh Kwai will lead the 11-member MBAM delegation to the Forum, which is being held in conjunction with the ongoing 8th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) in Nanning.
Malaysia is the honour country this year and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak jointly officiated its opening with Chinese Premier Wen Jianbao today.
In a statement, Kwan said the objective of the visit is to also help maintain and nurture contract with the China International Contractors Association (CHINCA), for further enhancement and strengthening cooperation between the two construction organisations.
“The delegation will also be given an opportunity to share information and resources as well as be updated on the latest construction related knowledge in China,” he added.
He said, CHINCA is a potential partner to supply building material and machinery to meet the needs of important projects like the 10th Malaysia Plan (10MP), the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP), Entry Point Projects (EPP) and Greater Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley.
“In this light, MBAM will visit relevant suppliers in China who can supply construction machinery to meet Malaysia’s needs for the 10MP as well as requirements highlighted in our Industrialised Building System (IBS) roadmap,” he added.
Meanwhile, Kwan said the visit is to continue to explore the feasibility of involving CHINCA, to help source for funding for projects under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiative, in Malaysia.
He said the Chief Executive of the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), Datuk Seri Ir Dr Judin Abdul Karim, will present a keynote address at the forum.
Source : Bernama