Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Municipal, Rural Affairs, and Housing has launched a point system for contractors to increase healthy competition and sustainability in the Kingdom’s construction sector, sources told Asharq Al-Awsat.
The ministry filled in the private sector on the point system, linked to an e-platform.
Regarded as the second largest non-oil sector in the Kingdom, the Saudi building and construction sector includes a thriving contracting industry as an integral part of its network.
The Saudi Contractor Authority (SCA), approved by the Kingdom’s Council of Ministers, was set up in the Kingdom to organize and develop the sector and help achieve growth goals and realize the highest levels of productivity and quality.
It is noteworthy that SCA aims to organize and develop the contracting sector, build distinctive, productive competencies, and create a safe environment of international quality.
Also, SCA works to find an appropriate solution to the problems and crises facing contractors in general. It encourages innovation and enhancing communication among all relevant parties in the sector.
Besides stimulating market facilities, the new point system will improve contractors’ commitment to the safety of workers and the quality of project implementation. It will also work to raise the level of services provided.
Classification points will improve the urban landscape in cities and ensure a higher quality of services from city operators, sources noted, adding that the program is linked to the degree of categorization of facilities operating in the sector.
In other news, the Minister of Municipal, Rural Affairs, and Housing Majed Al-Hogail launched the “Certified Self-Building Contractor Program” in cooperation with the SCA and the National Housing Company (NHC).
The program aims to support citizens and those wishing to benefit from the self-construction program to easily search for a qualified contractor.