Fiji’s construction industry is starting to feel the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic as construction works slows down nationally and internationally.
The industry can survive if contractors turn local for their supply needs.
Although the economy is slowing down, the profit-margins of the construction industry is still not affected.
This was revealed by the Construction Industry Council of Fiji during an interview today.
Construction Council of Fiji, President, Gordon Jenkins said that in order for the industry to survive there should be an urgency to use local products and to be straightforward while responding to the pandemic.
He admitted that they are starting to slowly feel the impact of the pandemic on the economy.
This is evident in the witholding of certain projects.
The Construction Industry Council of Fiji is made up of operators innvolved in the industy which contributes 1 billion dollars towards Fiji’s GDP, providing employment to over 15 thousand Fijians.