About CITP

The CITP is Malaysia’s national agenda to transform the construction industry from 2016 to 2020. It aims to transform the construction industry through four strategic thrusts: Quality, Safety and Professionalism, Environmental Sustainability, Productivity and Internationalisation.

The Construction Industry Tranformation Programme or CITP, as a national collaborative effort for the continued growth and success of the Malaysian construction industry, has implemented a wide range of programmes, initiatives and activities since its inception. The construction industry has been growing significantly over the years with rising demand for construction and the marketplace is becoming more competitive for both local and foreign players.

Taking recognise of the challenge ahead, CIDB had engaged an independent consultant to undertake the CITP Midterm Review. The objective of the reviews is to carry out an assessment of the midterm achievements of the CITP and to recommend the necessary adjustments and refinements to the CITP in enhancing the achievability of the aspired end-states of CITP.

11 Thrust KPI
Quality 4 KPI
Safety 2 KPI
Professionalism 5 KPI
6 Thrust KPI
Sustainability 6 KPI
9 Thrust KPI
Skills Training 3 KPI
Technology 6 KPI
10 Thrust KPI
Export 4 KPI
Competitiveness 6 KPI
Quality, Safety & Professionalism to be ingrained in industry culture
Malaysia's sustainable construction to be a model for the emerging world
Productivity of the industry is more than doubled, matched with higher wages
Malaysia champions to lead the charge locally and abroad
Improved quality, safety and professionalism across the construction industry
Sustainable construction emphasis in the value chain
Double construction industry productivity from 2011
Greater business competitiveness of construction companies
11 Thrust KPI
6 Thrust KPI
9 Thrust KPI
10 Thrust KPI
1 Quality 4 KPI
2 Safety 2 KPI
3 Professionalism 5 KPI
4 Sustainability 6 KPI
5 Skills Training 3 KPI
6 Technology 6 KPI
7 Export 4 KPI
8 Competitiveness 6 KPI
What is new in CITP Midterm Review?

8 Focus Areas

1 . Quality 2 . Safety 3 . Professionalism 4 . Sustainability 5 . Skills Training 6 . Technology 7 . Export 8 . Competitiveness

Quality Assessment and Improvement

Affordable Housing

QLASSIC assessment include residential and non-residential buildings as well as affordable housing in the assessment

Construction Material Standard

Regulate conformance of Material Standard to 5 new construction material products

Emphasis on Safety Culture

Reducing Fatalities

Worksite fatalities to be reduced by 10% annually


Each construction worksite must have at least one SHO/SSS/DP (Excavation, piling, concreting, demolition, scaffolding, blasting, trafic management, safety net & belt)

New Regulation

New regulation to be gazetted on high risk activities (falsework, temporary structure, lifting operation, working at height)

Instilling Professionalism in Malaysian Construction Industry

Gerbang Nilai

All public project to adopt Gerbang Nilai for successful project delivery

Adequate Procedures

Adequate procedures by constructions related companies in gearing towards compliance to MS ISO 37001:2016 (Anti Bribery Management Systems)

Accredited Construction Manager

Construction projects managed by accredited Construction Manager

National Specification

BIM-enabled National Specification to be developed

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable INFRASTAR

New infrastructure projects more than RM100 million certified in Sustainable INFRASTAR

CO2 Emission Baseline

CO2 emission baseline in construction industry will be studied

Resilient Construction

Three guidelines on Resilient Construction to be published

Solid Waste Management

Sustainable construction solid waste management assessment report to be produced

Upskilling Malaysia Workforce

Registered & Accredited Skilled Workers

10% annual increase in CIDB registered & accredited skilled workers

Effective Skills Training

More effective CIDB skills training as there will be at least 80% absorption rate of the participants into related industry

Mandatory Tracer Study

Mandatory Tracer Study for all CIDB skills training program via digital tool

Aligning with Changing Technology

Digital construction and Industry 4.0 Roadmap as a national agenda to guide the construction industry towards digital future

BIM adoption for private sector is also included as the KPI to ensure the transformation throughout the industry

More stringent roll out of IBS for private sector projects with statewide aspiration

Public sector is supportive in digital construction initiative by implementing BIM e-submission (auto checker) in all PBT with city status

Exporting Construction Services

Introduce more implementable financing products such as GLIC equity financing and SJPP unsecured loan guarantee for overseas construction projects

30 new construction related companies to export construction services in the global market by Q4 2020

6x increase in volume of overseas construction projects & construction related products secured by Malaysian companies by Q4 2020

Competitiveness in Construction Industry

100 construction companies to achieve 4 star SCORE rating & above by Q4 2020 including 30% Bumiputera companies

One-Stop Centre on contractor registration integrated with systems by 5 key regulators

Dealing with Construction Permit (DCP) manual will be published by 14 state capital PBTs and 6 PBTs to implement OSC 3.0 Plus online system to ensure the DCP initiative can roll out throughout Malaysia

National Construction Industry Information Centre (NCIIC) to be launched by 2019 and focus on digital analytics

Construction cost forecasting model to be rolled out by 2020 to ease the strategic decision making process based on latest dataset

Public Relation

Public Relation (PR) to steer the path to transformation journey

PR will continue to play an important role in promoting each KPI to the public

Mini PR activities for each KPI
Create more awareness of policies and regulations through promotions
Organise Annual CITP Conference to bridge the communication between public and private sector
Give awards to recognise the contribution and outstanding performance of industry players to support CITP initiatives

New Governance Approach

Effective governance structure is responsible for implementing transformation program

More Effective Governance Structure for CITP

More focus on Implementation
More accountability to people who are implementing
Simplified progress reporting
Introduction of Subject Matter Expert
SME Buddy assist CITP Owner to deal with industry issues
PMO role as Transformational Delivery Partner
Facilitation role to drive the transformation
Analysis on the progress and action plan review
Introduction of Sponsor Working Group (SWG)
Sponsors have more involvement in implementation and direction
17 May 2017