The ISP Group of Companies, a prominent real estate developer and investment holding group, celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony for its Centralised Labour Quarters (CLQ) or Purpose-Built Workers Accommodation (PBWA) project in Kapar, Selangor. The event was graced by Ng Suee Lim and Ng Sze Han, Members of the Selangor State Executive Council (EXCO).

The 10-storey PBWA, with a maximum capacity of 3,780 beds, is set to be completed by Q4 2024. Developed in adherence to the Worker’s Minimum Standards of Housing and Amenities (Amendment) Act 2019 (Act 446), the 2.05-acre project will consist of 210 furnished units equipped with basic amenities, including fans, light fixtures, beds, mattresses, lockers, and drawers for convenience.

ISP has collaborated with Westlite Accommodation, the specialized worker accommodation unit of SGX-listed Centurion Corporation Ltd, to provide design consultancy and operational management services for its worker accommodation property assets in Malaysia.

Ng highlighted the growth of the manufacturing and construction industries in Selangor, emphasizing the need for suitable accommodation for the increasing demand for migrant workers. He welcomed corporations like ISP and Westlite, recognising their commitment to providing quality accommodation in line with Act 446 guidelines.

Eric Ng, Founder and Group Executive Director of ISP, expressed pride in partnering with Westlite Accommodation to develop the first PBWA in Selangor. He emphasized the importance of purpose-built worker housing for industries relying on a migrant workforce, aiming to create a sustainable living environment.

PBWA Kapar is designed to be self-sufficient, featuring facilities such as a minimart, clinic, barber, mobile shop, self-service laundry, centralised kitchen, dining hall, gym, and recreational room. The accommodation will also prioritize safety and security with measures like facial recognition, CCTV monitoring, dormitory management, turnstile systems, and on-duty security guards.

Looking ahead, ISP aims to be the leading PBWA provider in Malaysia by 2026, planning to develop 12 PBWAs within the next three years, capable of housing 60,000 migrant workers. In addition to PBWA Kapar, ISP has completed PBWA Desa Cemerlang in Johor and plans to initiate projects like PBWA Tebrau 1 in Johor and PBWA Serendah in Selangor.


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