KOTA KINABALU, Feb. 23 -- The Covid-19 pandemic and implementation of the movement control order (MCO) has affected the construction and housing development industry as all construction works had to be shut down for several months in compliance with the Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) and regulations, said prominent property developer Datuk Susan Wong Siew Guen.

As a result, she said the progress of construction work was delayed by at least six months due to the MCO.

Susan, who is the Managing Director of WSG Group said the temporary closure of sales and marketing office has also badly affected the sales of houses, apartments, condominiums and shoplots.

"This in turn slows down our income collection, making business tough...