Thirty six local media practitioners nationwide bagged a total of RM90,000 in cash prizes in conjunction with CIDB’s Construction Media Awards 2019 (AMP 2019).
Held for the fifth year, the event was a collaboration between CIDB and the Ministry of Works to recognise the significant role played by the media industry to raise awareness of the Malaysian Government initiatives through the Construction Industry Transformation Program (CITP).
The AMP CIDB 2019 recognises the best construction articles published between 31 July 2018 to June 30, 2019 based on the four strategic cores of the CITP 2016-2020, which are Quality, Safety and Professionalism, Environmental Sustainability, Productivity and Internationalisation.
CIDB received hundreds of entries of high-quality reporting from media companies nationwide in three categories — Print Media; Electronic Media and Online Broadcasting and Photography
The three awards ceremonies, held in November and December last year, were presented by the Minister of Works, YB Tuan Baru Bian, in conjunction with the Ministry of Works’ Media Appreciation Night. Also gracing these events was CIDB Chief Executive, Datuk Ir. Ahmad ‘Asri Bin Abdul Hamid who said, “The media has indeed played a vital role in supporting the Government’s initiatives to drive the country’s construction sector to the next level globally. The consistent media reporting and coverage over time has raised awareness among Malaysians on the construction development front.”
He opined that the media is not just a one-stop information center on national and global development, but also a medium for Malaysians to voice their opinions and feedback. “As such, we appreciate their hard work and efforts to consistently provide relevant reports on the construction industry as we move towards the final phase of the CITP,” he added.