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Meor Abdul Aziz is CIDB’s new chairman



THE Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB) has appointed Datuk Dr Meor Abdul Aziz Osman (picture) as new chairman effective yesterday.


Succeeding Tan Sri Dr Ahmad Tajuddin Ali who held the position from 2014, Meor recently left his position as the Public Works Department DG in September 2019.


Currently, he also serves as a council member of the Road Engineering Association of Malaysia, committee member of the Malaysian Rubber Board and the Malaysia-Singapore Joint Committee on the Environment.


He has a PhD and Masters degree from Tohoku University, Japan, and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Civil Engineering degree from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland.



In a statement yesterday, CIDB said Meor will be responsible for the oversight and overall strategic direction of the statutory body which was established under the CIDB Act 1994 (Act 520) to regulate, develop and facilitate the construction industry towards achieving global competitiveness.


“The board, management and staff at CIDB would like to express its sincere appreciation and gratitude to Ahmad Tajuddin for his leadership, unwavering support and guidance throughout his tenure as chairman.


“He has played an instrumental role in steering CIDB towards the successful implementation of the Construction Industry Transformation Programme (CITP) since 2016. The CITP is now entering its final lap of implementation, driving transformation throughout the construction value chain,” CIDB noted in a statement yesterday.


Last week, CIDB awarded MRCB George Kent Sdn Bhd with five-star Sustainable INFRASTAR certification for the design phase of the Light Rail Transit Line 3 project from Bandar Utama to Johan Setia, Klang.


It is the first infrastructure project to receive a five-star rating for environmental sustainability, which is a strategic thrust under the CITP 2016-2020.


The Sustainable INFRASTAR rating tool was launched in March last year. It complements other tools such as the Malaysian Carbon Reduction and Environmental Sustainability for building construction by CIDB and Malaysia Green Highway Index by the Malaysian Highway Authority.


CIDB said it will bear the assessment costs of between RM8,000 and RM30,000 based on the scale of the project to encourage more companies to participate in the rating programme.


Last year, five pioneer infrastructure projects were assessed under the rating tool, namely the Regional Sewage Treatment Plant in Bandar Indera Mahkota, Kuantan; Power Generation Plant in Sandakan, Sabah; Kahang Dam construction in Kluang, Johor; Setiawangsa- Pantai Expressway; and West Coast Expressway (Banting to Taiping).


The Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang Elevated Expressway and Damansara-Shah Alam Elevated Expressway were added to the list later.



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