The National Construction Industry Council (NCIC), on Wednesday the 23rd of August 2023 launched the Malawi Infrastructure Delivery Management Standards in Lilongwe at an event attended by various stakeholders from the construction industry.
The MIDMS has been put together in order to respond to poor project planning and management which often result into poor quality infrastructure. The MIDMS will act as a guide to all construction industry players for them to be able to implement quality infrastructure as it will close the knowledge gaps that have hitherto hindered quality.
CEO for NCIC, Eng. Gerald Khonje said that the MIDMS is rich knowledge on how infrastructure projects are supposed to conceived, planned, designed, procured, implemented, and maintained. He further said that the initiative is one in a series of many initiatives that the Council has embarked on to ensure a responsive and compliant industry that is driven by quality.
In her remarks, the guest of honour at the event, Ms. Madalo Nyambose, who is the Principal Secretary responsible for administration in the Ministry of Transport and Public Works indicated that Government remains committed to ensuring that the construction industry operates vibrantly. “The standards we are launching today, is yet another testimony of Government’s intent to walk the talk on efficient infrastructure delivery to the people of Malawi. As a ministry responsible for transport and public works, we are fully aware of the impact that infrastructure has on the social-economic wellbeing of the country”, said Nyambose.
On his part, Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Transport and Public Infrastructure, Hon. Enock Phale, MP expressed satisfaction with the initiatives that the Council and its line ministry are putting in place to ensure vibrancy of the construction industry. He expressed his committee’s willingness to support the Council and the Ministry in ensuring that the resources that Parliament allocates to infrastructure development achieve value for money for the benefit of Malawian.