6th Conference in Malaysia, 2000


Dates Sept. 14-16, 2000
Location Langkawi, Malaysia
Host Organization Malaysia Construction Industry Development Board
Participating countries Hong Kong / India / Indonesia /Japan / Korea / Malaysia / The Philippines / Singapore / Sri Lanka / Vietnam
Theme 1.Macro Economic Review and Outlook
(1) Main Macroeconomic Indicators
(2) Economic Outlook in the next decade
2.Recovery of Construction Sector from the Economic Crisis and its Impact
(1) Impact of Financial Turmoil to the Construction Sector
(2) Policies and strategies adopted by Public and Private Sectors to Overcome the Economic Slow Down in the Construction Sector
(3) Impact of Economic Recovery Action Plan to Construction Sector
(4) Outlook of the Construction Sector
3.Enhancement and Development of the Construction Industry
(1) Productivity
(2) Construction Cost
(3) Policy and Initiatives on Construction Quality
(4) Development of new technology in the construction Sector
(5) Policy and Initiatives on use of IT in Construction
(6) Research and Development
(7) Environmental Conservation
4.GIobalisation of the Construction Services
(1) Government policy on Liberalization
(2) Commitments in GATS
(3) Rules and Regulations for Participation of Foreign Contractors and professionals
(4) Foreign Participation in the Domestic Market
(5) Impact of Liberalization under the World Trade Organization
(6) Strategies Towards Cooperation in the Asian Construction Market
5. Closed meeting
(1) Creation of Asia Construct Conference web site
(2) Standardization of report format
Site visits
  • Langkawi Island resort development site