Unfair to blacklist contractors due spiralling cost of raw materials, says DAP rep

Desmond Davidson

Sarawak DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen says the sudden surge material costs is something that is beyond the control of these contractors working on public projects. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 25, 2022.

THE Sarawak government has been asked to emulate the federal government and allow construction companies to renegotiate contracts with the state, to take into account fluctuating prices of building materials.

At a press conference this morning, Sarawak DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen said the ballooning cost of building materials meant it was “almost impossible” for companies awarded construction contracts prior to November “to continue without making huge losses”.

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