The Green Card, or Construction Personnel Registration Card program will discourage dishonest construction practices in Malaysia and improve worker lifestyles. This is set to take effect in August 2019.

Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) chairman, Tan Sri Dr. Ahmad Tajuddin Ali, said the new card would allow the organisation to have better control over security and card issuance management.

"Over the years, we discovered that many dishonest parties were producing fake registration cards."

"Therefore we required a card with an enhanced security feature so that it couldn’t be cloned," he told Bernama.

Ahmad Tajuddin said the new card will include a virtual ID which can be accessed by the users, employers and CIDB enforcement officers to check on registration status. (Construction personnel registration began in 1997, according to the country's state-news agency, Bernama.)

He added that unlike the current card. The current registration card is mainly used for identification purposes, the new Green Card will allow site supervisors or safety officers to record workers’ attendance through a QR code, and prepare attendance reports for site management purposes.

Malaysia's Green Card was done collaboratively by CIDB and Bayo Pay (M) Sdn Bhd. Bayo group latter's chief executive officer, Aznul Abdullah, explained that the Green Card works as a dual purpose ID and payment card that allow workers to accept worldwide payments and withdraw cash from Mastercard-compatible ATMs machines.

He explained "With the electronic payment feature, construction personnel will be able to send remittances, make payment via QR code and in-app purchases, reload and top-up.

"Through its communication platform, they will be able to report site accidents, while through the training platform, gain unlimited access to online training content," he said.

Guideline for registration read here.

Source: malaysiakini.com