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Pre-Departure Preparatory Programme (PDPP)

Pre-Departure Preparatory Programme (PDPP)

 

The PDPP is intended to filter out C+ cases before arrival into Singapore through proactive testing of the workers during a 2-Day COVID-19 testing regime at specified on-boarding facilities at source countries before departure for Singapore. On arrival in Singapore, workers who undergo PDPP will be subject to shorter onboarding regime of three days at the MOM Onboard Centres in Singapore.

The duration of the programme is intended to be flexible in line with the global COVID-19 situation. This will allow the sector to maintain quicker flows of workers during peace time and a more calibrated flow when there are public health risks (E.g new variants of concern), building resiliency into its workforce.

PDPP will be available in Bangladesh, India and Myanmar from 13 Mar 2022


Streamlining of entry lanes for new CMP work pass holders

BCA – EDB- MOM issued a joint circular on 6 Mar to inform industry on the streamlining of entry requirements for new construction, marine shipyard and process sectors. From 1st May 2022, vaccinated new CMP WPHs will enter through one specified lane, depending on the availability of PDPP at the source country

  • New CMP Work Permit Holders (WPH) holding in-principle approval (IPAs) from sources with PDPP available. WPHs with IPA entering from sources with PDPP available, will be required to undergo the PDPP process.
  • New CMP WPHs entering from source countries where PDPP is not available. WPHs will continue to enter Singapore via the Work Pass Holder General Lane where they will be subjected to prevailing border measures and complete an onboarding programme where applicable upon arrival.

 

Process Flow for PDPP

 pdpp workflow2 

Please refer to the table below for the key steps to take to bring in workers through the PDPP programme.  Please note that some of the details below may vary from provider to provider. For specific information of the provider, please contact the provider directly.

Phase

Key Actions

Action by

Employer’s recruitment

1) Employer to identify and prepare a nominal roll of workers to bring in.

Employer

Registration for PDPP

2) Ensure vaccination done with the approved vaccines and have the vaccination certificate ready

Worker

3) Secure an onboarding slot via MOM’s Onboard Centre Booking System

4) Book with PDPP partner (with deposit paid) and ensure the date of travel is immediately after completion of PDPP

5) Purchase air ticket for worker

Employer

6) Provide admin instructions to employers and workers on the PDPP process and reporting date, time and location

PDPP partner

PDPP

(Day 1 –
Day 2)

7) Report to the facilities on the booked date with Onboard Slot Booking Confirmation and necessary documentation for travel into Singapore and be tested as instructed by the PDPP partner

Worker

8) Arrange for workers to take Pre-departure COVID-19 testing.

PDPP partner

Departure to Singapore

(Day 3)

9) To arrange for transport of worker from PDPP facility to airport and ensure valid flight ticket for travel into Singapore
(Employers have the flexibility to use commercial flights or chartered flights)

Employer/

PDPP partner

Arrival in Singapore

9) Employer to pick up worker for transfer to onboarding centre

Employer

10) Worker to complete stay and testing at onboard centre in-line with prevailing measures

11) Workers who are verified to be vaccinated will need to register their vaccination status in the National Immunization Registry (NIR)

Worker

 

Useful Links

Frequently Asked Questions



Apply for PDPP

Firms can make applications for workers to enter Singapore with the PDPP from 13 March 2022 through the PDPP partners listed below.

List of Approved PDPP Providers (Updated on 20 April 2022) 

Source Country

Provider

Available Cities of Departure

Indicative cost/
worker[1]

Capacity

Contact Details

India

Woh Hup Private Limited

Chennai

$590
(without flight)

$1123.50
(with flight included)

1,200

Email:
shn-programme@wohhup.com

The Singapore Contractors Association Ltd (SCAL)

Chennai

$930
(with flight included)

1,000

Email:
shn.allocation@scal.com.sg

Registration portal:
https://www.scal.com.sg/
what-we-do/shn-programme

Tiong Aik Construction Pte Ltd

Chennai / Trichy

$640
(without flight)

$890
(with flight included)

500 - 600

POC:
Mr. Francis / Ms. Nandar /
Mr. Lee Szer Chin

Link to registration form:
Click Here

Email:
havenlite@tiongaik.com.sg

Hytech Builders Pte Ltd

Chennai

$1250
(with flight included)

500

POC:
Mr. Lau Loo Peng /
Ms Jover

Email:
training@hytech.com.sg

Contact No:
63956333 / 97226089 /
96261991

TTJ Design and Engineering Pte Ltd

Chennai

$1000
(with flight included)

500 - 600

POC:
Ms. Rena / Mr. Somu

Email:
rena.teo@ttj.com.sg/
somu.elavarasu@ttj.com.sg

Contact No:
6862 2126 EXT 251

Hi-Tek Construction Pte Ltd

Chennai /

Kolkata

$420
(without flight)

$815
(with flight included)

500 - 600

POC:
Mr. Vincent Ng /
Ms. Adeline Huang

Email: HQC@hi-tek.com.sg

Contact No:
62805383 / 98778044
(what’s apps/sms)

Association of Singapore Marine Industries (ASMI)

Chennai

$980
(flight included)

600

POC:
Ms Tham Ruoh Yi

Email:
bubblewrap@asmi.com

Form:
https://forms.office.com/
r/usBhz8kvxc

Association of Process Industry (ASPRI) –FULLERTON Health Group

Chennai

$1250 - $1350
(with flight included)

2,000

Email:
kenneth@aspri.com.sg

Contact No: 6560 5051

Micro Builders Association, Singapore  Trichy $780 (without flight)  

350

POC:

Ms. Jean Lee/
Ms. Wong Fei Cin

Email: 
manpower@mbas.org.sg

Contact No: +65 6258 5576

Registration Form: 
https://form.jotform.com/
220921425223041

Bangladesh

Fullerton Health - Beximco

Dhaka

$1,580
(with flight included)

$ 770
(without
flight)

3,500 - 4,000

 

Email:
tqf.dhaka@fullertonhealth.com

Registration portal:
https://www.fullertonhealth
.com/sg/services/tqf-
dhaka-bangladesh/

Lum Chang – Straits Construction

Dhaka

$1,250
(with flight included)

900 –
1,200

POC:
Rachel Zhu / Ng Kian Soon

Email:
rachelzhu@lumchang.com.sg / kiansoon.ng@straitsconstruction.com

Contact No: 8719 2879

Website:
https://straitsconstruction.com/pdpp/

The Singapore Contractors Association Ltd (SCAL)

Dhaka

$1,350
(with flight included)

300

Email:
shn.allocation@scal.com.sg

Registration portal:
https://www.scal.com.sg/
what-we-do/shn-programme

Fonda Global Engineering Pte Ltd

Dhaka

$800
(without flight) + CSOC[2]

$1,300
(With flight included) + CSOC[2]

300 –
1,000

POC:
Fonda Hotline (65155775)
PDPP Hotline, PDPP Officer (91046917)

Email:
havenlite@fondaglobal.com / vivien.lee@fondaglobal.com

Contact No:
Fonda Hotline (65155775)
PDPP Hotline (91046917)

Santarli Construction Pte Ltd

Dhaka

$400 to $550 (without flight)

100

POC:
Mr Chua / Ms Jennie Chua

Email:
sookyong.chua@santarli.com / tongafm@singnet.com.sg

Contact No: 67556676

Singapore Engineering & Construction Pte Ltd

Dhaka

$630
(without flight)

350

POC:
Alice Tiong / Nurani/
Ms. Nurazima

Email:
sec.pdpp@bbr.com.sg

Contact No:
6546 5292 / 6235 6139
/ 6546 5289

Lian Beng Construction (1988) Pte Ltd

Dhaka

$550 to $770 (without flight)

150

POC:
Ms. Priscilla Lim /
Ms Ng Yean Ling

Email:
priscilla@charteredea.sg / yeanling@charteredea.sg

Contact No: 6382 2345

Progressive Builders Pte Ltd

Dhaka

$550 to $630 (without flight)

150 - 300

POC:
Ms. Zann Lau /
Mr Tee Wei Ken

Email:
otc.pb@progressive.com.sg

Contact No:
67955055/ 6832 9590
/ 6832 9583

Setsco Services Pte Ltd

Dhaka

$600
(without flight)

250

POC:
Mr. Madhavan /
Ms. Rameswari

Email:
madhavan@setsco.com /rameswari@setsco.com

Contact No:
68950630 (91050826)/
68950675 (91462746)

Association of Singapore Marine Industries (ASMI)

Dhaka

$1800
(flight included)

150

POC:
Ms Tham Ruoh Yi

Email:
bubblewrap@asmi.com

Form:
https://forms.office.com/
r/Gc4qcRhXyz

Micro Builders Association, Singapore  Dhaka $780
(without flight)
 350 POC:

Ms. Jean Lee/
Ms. Wong Fei Cin

Email:
manpower@mbas.org.sg

Contact No:
+65 6258 5576

Registration Form: https://form.jotform.com/
220921425223041

Myanmar


 

Soil-Build Pte Ltd

Yangon

S$1,280
(with flight included)

500

POC:
Toh Yiqiang

Email:
toh.yiqiang@soilbuild.com

Contact No:
9823 5361/ 6415 7354

POC:
Jashie Riaz

Email:
raz.jashsiesemblante
@soilbuild.com

Contact No: 6347 5036

Teambuild Engineering & Construction Pte Ltd

Yangon

$900
(without flight)

200

POC:
Yvonne Heng /
William Huang

Email:
yvonne
@teambuildattc.com.sg
/ william@htetoo.com.sg

Contact:
6362 0552 / 64650377

Tiong Seng Contractors Pte Ltd  Yangon $800
(without flight)
 200  

POC: Mr Andrew Khng
Email:
andrew.khng@tiongseng.com.sg
Contact No:
6356 0822/ 9617 1900

PA: Lucy Chia
Email: 
lucy.chia@tiongseng.com.sg
Contact No: 63476003

Registration Email:
pdppmyanmar@gmail.com



[1] All pricings are indicative and subject to additional charges for additional services offered by providers (E.g. Meet & Greet, land transfers etc). Employers are encouraged to approach the individual providers for the complete costing.

[2] Apply Workplace Safety and Health in Construction Sites previously known as CSOC is conducted at Fonda Global Engineering Pte Ltd, an SSG appointed Approved Training Organisation’s training premises in Singapore.

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