S'pore's construction blues: Manpower shortage exacerbated by bar on South Asian workers

Migrant workers at work, amid heavy rain, at the Housing Board construction site of Dakota One.
Migrant workers at work, amid heavy rain, at the Housing Board construction site of Dakota One.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

SINGAPORE - A small army of about 380 construction workers should be hammering away as the luxury condominium Meyer House nears completion, but the shortfall in foreign labour has left the site with just 230 men on the job.

Shortages are just one of the challenges facing main contractor Unison Construction as it strives to get the 56-unit block finished.

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