Since the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) started in Metro Manila, different infrastructure projects were resumed after months of delay. But the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic are far from gone.
With projects continuing and infection rates increasing each day, blue-collar workers are most at risk particularly those who work in the construction sector.
The Philippines Domestic Construction Board (PDCP) recently organized a technical working group to draft the “construction guidelines for project implementation during the period of public health emergency.”
The guidelines emphasize the importance of project planning—from supply logistics to equipping the labor force.
Logistics provider JP Marzan Project Ventures Inc. believes that companies need to change their approach when it comes to planning.
“Due to sudden changes, what was then the “norm” can no longer be the option if they want to ensure the safety of their workforce,” stressed Jay Marzan, chairman of JP Marzan Project Ventures Inc.
He vowed that his company meet the challenges of the globalized market and serves as a reliable partner for the country’s economic growth.
“With our services to plan projects and provide logistics, our company is prepared with the best equipment to help the country,” Marzan said.