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Construction workers' leave of absence raises fears of project delays

BCA says public-sector project contractors may ask for more time; workers from approved non-China markets can mitigate shortage

The construction sector employs 341,200 foreigners, but there is no public breakdown of their nationality. Work pass holders returning from China have to abide by a 14-day leave of absence.


CONSTRUCTION players are bracing themselves for possible missed deadlines, with some workers stuck in mainland China or away from work and the epidemic shaping up to be a force majeure event.

The sector employs 341,200 foreigners - three-quarters of the construction...