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MCO: S P Setia to seek approval for work to resume at certain projects

PETALING JAYA (April 15): S P Setia Bhd will be submitting applications for several of its projects to resume work following the government's decision to allow several additional economic sectors to operate during the third phase of the Movement Control Order which ends on April 28.

In a statement yesterday, S P Setia said the applications will involve projects that meet the eligibility requirements stated by the government.

It added that it will ensure that strict social distancing guidelines and virus preventive practices will be enforced for all its site workers at the respective project sites.

Meanwhile, the developer has rolled out its Setia Food Aid for its foreign workers that are affected by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

The initiative is expected to benefit some 6,000 of the developer's foreign workers at more than 50 of Setia's project sites nationwide.

"Many of these foreign workers live from hand to mouth, and the Movement Control Order (MCO) has denied them their only source of income, causing grave concerns on where their next meal will come from. The struggle to afford food has taken a toll on many of the foreign workers working at the construction sites. Their needs are now increasingly exigent, especially with the extension of the MCO which necessitated S P Setia to initiate this hardship humanitarian effort," the developer said in a media statement today.

Among the essentials provided are rice, instant noodles, canned food, flour, salt, sugar and cooking oil.

The food aid which started on April 9, will continue until the end of MCO or until work can commence. The developer is expected to spend approximately RM500,000 weekly for this aid.

"This is one of the largest humanitarian initiatives the Group has rolled out in light of this pandemic in addition to the previous pledge of RM1.0 million to government-linked companies (GLCs) and government-linked investment companies’ (GLICs) Disaster Response Network (GDRN) Collective Contribution and S P Setia Foundation’s RM500,000 donation of medical equipment and supplies to the Malaysian hospitals and front-liners," the developer added.

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