China-backed construction projects stalled over Covid-19 fears

Angie Tan

Workers at a construction site in Dungun, Terengganu, recently. Industry players say the construction sector is not generally reliant on labourers or raw materials from China, and can source both resources locally. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, February 14, 2020.

LOCAL construction projects backed by China companies have stalled due to the novel coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak, but industry players are not too worried about its overall impact.

They told The Malaysian Insight the China projects are suspended because their workforce is now stranded in China due to the outbreak.

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