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Sustainable cities to be focus of first architectural expo

Sustainable cities to be focus of first architectural expo

The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction and International Data Group (IDG) announced Friday they would jointly hold Cambodia's first international architecture and construction expo in November.

Land Management Secretary of State Phoeung Sophoan said the three-day Cam Build World Expo 2009 would showcase local and regional architectural firms, building and construction companies, developers, engineering solutions firms, urban planners, suppliers, utilities and training providers, and any other stakeholders in Cambodia's built environment.

Building features and materials that are environmentally friendly will be ... showcased.

"We invite all construction companies, local and international, to join in this event to exchange their experiences in this sector," he said.
There were 52 international architecture and construction firms and 162 local ones registered at the ministry, he added.
Patrick J McGovern, chairman of the board at IDG, a leading technology media, research and event management company, said the event would have a particular focus on the creation of sustainable cities using eco-friendly technologies and services.

As a developing country, Cambodia has a chance to leapfrog the developed world and embrace advanced architectural concepts and technologies to create sustainable cities, he said. "Building features and materials that are environmentally friendly will be prominently showcased as a major part of the exhibits."

Phoeung Sophoan said the expo would also attract attention from local authorities in land and urban planning and management. As Cambodia continued to develop, it is imperative that it have access to modern international architecture codes of practice and construction methods, he said.

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