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.

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.

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.

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.