Involvement of professionals crucial for ongoing development and construction projects, says Dr Wee

18/5/2022 4:11:00 PM

Involvement of professionals crucial for ongoing development and construction projects, says Dr Wee

Involvement of professionals crucial for ongoing development and construction projects, says Dr Wee

PETALING JAYA: As the country moves towards becoming a high-income nation, the involvement of professionals including engineers is crucial for the many ongoing developments and construction projects, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

During a courtesy call to the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), the Transport Minister said such individuals must be equipped with technical qualifications and the social responsibility to create a safer and sustainable environment for the people.PETALING JAYA: Health protocols for flights must be consistent, simpler and predictable to ensure smooth and full recovery in the aviation industry, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong ( pic ).The event was hosted by Singapore Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister Teo Chee Hean.Dr Wee said both of them had met ahead of the Changi Aviation Summit (CAS) 2022 in Singapore which opens today.

"IEM plays an important role here to encourage young people to join the profession through roadshows and talks."This is important to bring in new blood and elements to science, technology, engineering and mathematics sectors," he said in a Facebook post on Wednesday (May 18).Dr Wee said at present, recovery in air travel was slowly picking up around the world as many countries begin easing travel restrictions.He added that the courtesy call also consisted of in-depth discussions on the sea, land and air transportation industries alongside mega projects under the Transport Ministry’s purview.More than 300 global aviation leaders, policymakers and senior executives from over 45 countries are attending the two-day summit, which ends on Wednesday (May 18).Dr Wee said he also invited IEM representatives to visit mega project sites which included the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) tunnel."Some key elements that affect and slow down the recovery rate includes quarantine requirements, testing requirements and visa/entry permit requirements for travellers," said Dr Wee during his opening remarks during the Changi Aviation Summit in Singapore on Tuesday (May 17)."The technical challenges in carrying out this project make the site visit a greater learning experience," he said.The RTS Link is a 4km rail service between the Singapore terminus at Woodlands North station and the Malaysia terminus at the Bukit Chagar station in Johor Baru.

Article type: free.Meanwhile, Dr Wee said many airports are faced with operational challenges, such as manpower constraints, health document check, and Covid-19 tests in airports as the aviation industry begins to recover.

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