Coronavirus: Singapore housing projects using prefab parts stalled by Malaysia lockdown

United Tec Construction, the main contractor for Avenue South Residences (above), is one of the contractors scrambling to find accommodation for their Malaysian workers so that they won't be stuck in Malaysia for at least two weeks.
United Tec Construction, the main contractor for Avenue South Residences (above), is one of the contractors scrambling to find accommodation for their Malaysian workers so that they won't be stuck in Malaysia for at least two weeks.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

SINGAPORE - The coronavirus outbreak across the world is wreaking havoc on Singapore’s building projects that use prefab building methods. 

Take the Avenue South Residence project coming up at Silat Avenue near the Singapore General Hospital. Its construction was stuck at the fifth storey when the virus outbreak in February disrupted deliveries of building supplies from China to its main contractor, United Tec Construction. 

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