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Lafarge Malaysia signs MoU to increase construction skills and standards

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Lafarge Cement Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lafarge Malaysia Berhad, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CIDB Holdings Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of the Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB). The MoU aims to improve construction standards and sustainable construction practices in Malaysia through enhanced training and skills development. The two companies will work together to provide training and certification to construction workers, sharing their knowledge and expertise in the use of cement and concrete, as well as innovative sustainable construction practices.

The MoU is in line with Lafarge’s “Building Better Cities” global initiative. It will utilise the building material producer’s research and development capabilities both internationally and locally, such as the Construction Development Lab in Petaling Jaya.

“At a time where Malaysia is moving closer towards its goal of becoming a high-income, developed nation, the pursuit of sustainable development is crucial now more than ever. Our partnership with CIDB is a testament to our commitment towards driving sustainable development in Malaysia and ‘Building Better Cities' through elevating construction standards,” commented Bradley Mulroney, President and CEO of Lafarge.

“CIDB aims to support the development of a world class construction industry as Malaysia plays a more significant role in the global economy on the back of its development into a high-income nation. With the construction industry expected to continue on a growth trajectory going into 2014, our partnership with Lafarge aims to support the industry and in particular, to develop a steady stream of trained construction personnel skilled in the use of concrete and cement materials,” added Dato' Sri Ir. Dr. Judin Abdul Karim, CEO of CIDB Malaysia and Chairman of CIDB Holdings Sdn Bhd.

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