Construction Sector Generates 190,000-200,000 Jobs Daily

The construction sector, one of the key pillars of Cambodia's economic growth, generated from 190,000 to 200,000 jobs daily last year, pointed out an annual report of the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction.

This amount of jobs created by the construction sector in 2016 saw an increase by about 33 percent compared to the previous year, it added.

In Phnom Penh alone, said the same source, the construction sector employed approximately from 140,000 to 150,000 workers a day. The unskilled workers get generally between US$120 and US$200, and skilled workers from US$300 to US$450, while engineers and architects receive from US$350 to US$2,500 per month.

Cambodia's construction sector attracted 2,636 projects on a total land area of 14 million square metres in 2016.

The total investment capital in the construction sector last year was recorded at more than US$8.5 billion, a sharp increase of 155.6 percent from only US$3.3 billion in 2015, during which 2,305 projects on more than 7 million square metres were approved by the ministry.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press