Singapore extends Covid project dispute amnesty for six months to September

Contractors in Singapore can seek temporary relief from legal action over project delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic for a further six months, the country’s Ministry of National Development said on Friday. 

It was due to end on 31 March.

"While construction works have restarted, challenges for firms persist," the ministry said.

"Labour cost has increased due to restrictions in the inflow of migrant workers. Firms are also operating at lower capacity due to the need to comply with safe management measures. In this regard, we will continue to support the sector to help firms tide through this period."

The ministry added that the extension will "allow the industry to stabilise and ride out the lingering impact of the pandemic".

"During this period, parties are encouraged to negotiate and resolve their differences in an amicable and mutually-beneficial manner," the ministry said.

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