Record third win for Express in construction sector reporting
Published on: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: Daily Express grabbed the top spot in the Print Media category of the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) awards for the third consecutive year on Sunday night. The team of Mary Chin and James Sarda won for their entry which explored the case for greater IBS (Industrialised Building System) use in Sabah. They took home a cash prize of RM5,000 plus certificates and trophy.

Both the second and third placings went to Berita Harian. The awards are organised by the Federal Works Ministry through the Malaysia Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB).

They are in recognition of excellent construction related journalism in the State. It is also a tribute to the important role of the Sabah media in raising awareness about the growth and changes in the domestic construction industry.

Works Minister Baru Bian urged media practitioners to continue to play an important role in reporting and informing the public about the Construction Industry Transformation Program (CITP) 2016-2020 initiatives.

"The role of journalists cannot be denied when it comes to being the 'tongue' of the people to express their concerns about development in the state. The KKR can hear what the people are asking for through this bilateral relationship.

"I hope the KKR and the media will continue to work together and interact with each other in spreading the information to the people and we have accepted the media as our strategic partner," he said.

He also hoped for greater participation by journalists next year.

"Participation this year has dropped compared to the last three years. It is hoped that for the next year the participation will increase as the prizes offered are still impressive. Participation for Photography awards is also lacking," he said.

The AMP CIDB 2018 features award categories for Print Media and News Portals Award (news and Features), TV and online Video Award and Photography Award. - Neil Chan


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