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. ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN
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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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