Maseru – The Ministry of Public Works and Transport is formulating a National Construction Industry Development Policy to allow for institutional and legal framework to facilitate the growth and development of the construction sub-sector.
This was revealed by the Communications and Advocacy Officer for the Ministry of Trade and Industry’s One Stop Business Facilitation Centre, Mrs. ‘Malempe Mokoma, saying this is due to realisation of the industry’s potential to contribute to the development of the domestic built environment, as well as exporting earnings through trade in construction services.
She said the Department of Trade intends to capitalise on national consultations for the Southern African Development Community SADC trade in services, to build the capacity of the domestic construction industry on trade in construction services.
Mrs. Mokoma added that this will also provide an opportunity for such issues to be addressed by the National Construction Industry Development Policy which is being formulated by the Ministry of Public Works and Transport.
She pointed out that the goal is to support the development of a construction industry that is capable of competing for and undertaking work effectively and efficiently in both domestic and international markets.
According to Mrs. Mokoma construction services in Lesotho is one of the services sectors that have contributed to Lesotho’s economic growth for the past decade.
Government is committed to create an enabling regulatory and administrative environment in which business can operate.