Builders in S'pore hoping for more govt help amid foreign worker crunch after new entry ban

Last year, the foreign construction workforce shrank by 52,800.
Last year, the foreign construction workforce shrank by 52,800.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

SINGAPORE - Construction companies are holding out for more government intervention to tide them over as they take another hit because of the Covid-19 entry ban on long-term pass holders from India and Bangladesh.

The beleaguered sector, which is largely reliant on Indian and Bangladeshi workers, has been struggling with a manpower shortage since the onset of the pandemic last year, as foreign workers returned to their home countries in droves.

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