KUALA LUMPUR (July 1): About two million doses of vaccine are needed to ensure all workers in the construction sector are immunised against Covid-19, thus enabling them to continue contributing to the economic development of the country.
Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said based on the recent record, there were almost one million construction personnel registered with the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), of which 70 per cent were locals and 30 per cent were foreigners.
Fadillah said the ministry was actively carrying out the immunisation process for workers in the sector through the Construction Industry Vaccination Programme (CIVac) under CIDB, a collaborative effort by the government and the private sector to expedite inoculation for the group.
“For a start, the CIVac programme is allocated 80,000 doses of vaccine for 40,000 construction personnel in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Selangor by the Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Special Committee (JKJAV),” he said.
He was speaking to reporters after observing the vaccination process for the CIVac programme at the CIDB Convention Centre which kicked off today, with Coordinating Minister for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Khairy Jamaluddin also present. – Bernama