In view of the growing disruption in the region caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, South and Southeast Asia’s construction industry is now expected to contract by 4.3% says GlobalData.
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According to the company, construction output is set to contract in South and South-East Asia as a result of the coronavirus causing disruption to the construction industries.