THE Labour Attaches of four countries paid a visit to Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd’s (MRT Corp) Cheras Centralised Labour Quarters on 17 June 2013.
The visit was organised by MRT Corp and the representatives of Cambodia, Nepal, Vietnam and Pakistan took part in the visit. Also present were officers from the Department of Labour and the Construction Labour Exchange Centre Berhad.
The representatives were given a tour of the CLQ where they were able to see first-hand the the various facilities available and the living condition of workers involved in the construction of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line.
The Cheras CLQ is one of four established by MRT Corp for workers. The other CLQs are located in Sungai Buloh, Cochrane and Kajang.
Each of the CLQs is equipped with cabins, cafeterias, common cooking facilities, prayer rooms, sick bays, washing facilities, recreational facilities and sundry shops. The CLQs also have state-of-the-art security, such as the face recognition system.
After the tour, some of the attaches interviewed workers who were from their countries. The feedback from the labour attaches was positive and they were happy with the condition their nationals were being housed in.
At the height of construction, some 12,000 workers will be involved in the construction of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line. Among the nationalities of workers living the CLQs are Indonesians, Bangladeshis, Myanmar, Pakistanis, Indians, Nepalese, Vietnamese and Cambodians.