Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Cambuild’19 trade exhibition signals Kingdom’s strong construction sector

Cambuild’19 trade exhibition signals Kingdom’s strong construction sector

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Cambodian and foreign exhibitors who will participate in Cambuild’19 attend a media conference on August 1 at a hotel in Phnom Penh.

Cambuild’19 trade exhibition signals Kingdom’s strong construction sector

The ninth edition of Cambuild’19, Cambodia’s biggest international building and construction industry exhibition, is a clear testimony that the Kingdom’s construction sector remains an attractive market for both local and foreign investors.

More than 500 companies from 28 countries are set to showcase their latest products, building services and solutions for the growing domestic building sector, and eyeing even beyond the borders.

“Construction sector is one of the major contributors to Cambodia’s economic growth and we see that it will continue to grow over the years, and there are more job opportunities for Cambodians in the cities,” Andrew Siow, director of AMB Tarsus, which is organising the expo told The Post.

The three-day event is expected to draw over 8,000 industry professionals from all over the Kingdom including architects, designers, developers, mechanical and electric engineers, contractors, suppliers and distributors.

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
The expo is held at a time when the construction sector is registering a solid growth .

Products ranging from cement, building materials, wooden products, electronic items, air conditioners to lightings, among others, will be on display at the Diamond Island Exhibition and Convention Center from September 18-20.

Pavilions from China, India, Singapore, Italy, Malaysia, Taiwan Thailand and South Korea will be at Cambuild’19.

The Kingdom’s construction sector remains sturdy. In the first five months of this year, the sector expanded by more than 60 per cent compared to the same period in 2018.

High-end residential towers, mixed developments, commercial buildings, key infrastructures such as bridges and roads are keeping the industry busy as the Kingdom’s economy continue to register impressive growth – one of the fastest in Asean.

The exhibition has been being growing because of the robust construction sector in Cambodia and with more high rise buildings taking shape in Phnom Penh, has given a strong push for the industry.

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Cambuild is a major crowd puller.

“Before the buildings were quite low, but now the apartments, high rise buildings are all very tall, so we need to improve the quality and the safety, and also make it more productive and efficient for the industry.

“We are not only looking at the supplies, we also need to look at technology and applications that can improve the quality of the buildings,” added Andrew.

Ho Chi Minh City-based An Cuong, a leading wood products, furniture and decorative maker, mostly targetting condominiums and buildings, will occupy eight booths at the trade fair.

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
The Cambuild expo held last year also attracted many international exhibitors.

“We want to expand our market in Cambodia and showcase to the Cambodian customers about An Cuong’s potential and its products. We expect many exhibitors to join and hope more project-based customers and individuals to purchase our products after the exhibition.

“An Cuong is the biggest wood-based product manufacturer with more than 4,000 workers in Vietnam and the company offers the full range of decoration options for customers,” said Soeung Sotheany, An Cuong’s representative manager in Cambodia.

Content image - Phnom Penh Post

MOST VIEWED

  • Research key to Kanitha’s rep for expertise

    Sok Kanitha is used to weighing in on controversial issues using a confident approach that signals expertise and authority, and a recent video she made was no exception. Her “Episode 342: The History of NATO” video went live on January 16, 2023 and immediately shot to 30,000 likes and 3,500

  • Cambodia maintains 'Kun Khmer' stance despite Thailand’s boycott threat

    Cambodia has taken the position that it will use the term "Kun Khmer" to refer to the sport of kickboxing at the upcoming Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, and has removed the term Muay from all references to the sport. Despite strong reactions from the Thai

  • Knockout! Kun Khmer replaces ‘Muay’ for Phnom Penh Games

    Cambodia has decided to officially remove the word Muay from the programme of the 32nd Southeast Asian (SEA) Games 2023 in May. “Kun Khmer” will instead be used to represent the Southeast Asian sport of kickboxing, in accordance with the wishes of the Cambodian people. Vath

  • Artificial insemination takes herd from 7 to 700

    Some farms breed local cows or even import bulls from a broad for the purpose of breeding heavier livestock for meat production. One Tbong Khnum farmer has found a more efficient way. Hout Leang employs artificial insemination to fertilise local cows. Thanks to imported “straws”

  • New int’l airport nearly half complete as travel industry returns to life

    Construction of a new airport that is slated to serve the capital has passed the 43 per cent completion mark, raising prospects for a proper recovery in the civil aviation and tourism sectors as international travellers return to the Kingdom in increasingly large numbers. The figure

  • Chinese group tours return to Cambodia starting Feb 6

    Cambodia is among 20 countries selected by Beijing for a pilot programme allowing travel agencies to provide international group tours as well as flight and hotel packages to Chinese citizens, following a three-year ban. As the days tick down until the programme kicks off on February 6,