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Message by President Singapore Contractors Association

Construction demand remains strong with a forecast of $31 to $38 billion for 2014 and likely to remain strong into 2015. This sets a promising outlook with many business opportunities for industry players and as the official industry representative, the Singapore Contractors Association (SCAL) is excited to champion our 3,000 members in times like these.

In the past year, the government has mandated several new measures which will steer the course towards improving productivity and strengthening the safety network throughout the value chain of construction.

SCAL is well represented in numerous policy-making committees of professional and government bodies as we foster harmonious working relationships between the industry and the authorities. We keep our ears to the ground and become the collective voice of our members by holding regular and dynamic dialogues with the various Ministries on pertinent industry issues such as manpower and safety so as to help shape regulations and decisions that affect the industry.

SCAL also provides a platform for members to expand their networks regionally and internationally by being closely affiliated to various foreign organisations to foster fellowship and co-operation among contractors, facilitate the exchange of technology and information and develop and strengthen the relationship between governments and members.

In planning for the future, SCAL will continue to keep abreast of technical developments, monitor market changes and maintain the dialogues with government departments in order to provide its members with the confidence and the essential support to run the next lap and cross the next hurdle.

On this note, SCAL would like to thank Marshall Cavendish Business Information for this impeccable publication. The Singapore Source Book for Architects, Designers & Building Contractors is a useful reference for business owners and we look forward to an integrated industry on a whole, helping one another scale greater heights together.

Thank you and congratulations on yet another successful publication!

Dr Ho Nyok Yong
Singapore Contractors Association

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