Due to the impact of the COVID-19 Omicron variant and restrictions of Safe Management Measures, SBMSA’s Chinese New Year Tuanbai was conducted via Zoom this year.
Mr Ng Soy Ng, the president of SBMSA, wished everyone a happy new year and a prosperous Year of the Tiger. Mr Ng hopes that the pandemic situation in Singapore can be better controlled, and the business can recover progressively in the near future. He encouraged members to respond calmly and not be pessimistic.
Mr Ng mentioned that SBMSA is preparing for an Online Walkabout session on 19 February 2022, where two companies will be the first to introduce their companies to other members. Mr Ng also hopes that more members will join this event in the future. He encouraged members to use technology to keep in touch during this difficult time to promote better communication and cooperation between members.
Attendees also shared the problems that they are facing, e.g. manpower shortage, increase in labour costs, etc. Due to delays in construction projects, building materials suppliers are also facing problem of not being able to receive payment for supplies as scheduled.
(Photo of some of the participants)