National Contractor Competition Kicked Off

AKP Phnom Penh, November 28, 2019 —

The 2nd National Contractor Competition has been kick-started with an aim to build contractors’ skill in Cambodia, as the country’s construction sector is on the rise in recent years.

Organised by SCG Cambodia in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, the two-day event lasts from Nov. 27 to 28 with 40 contractors, shortlisted from over 200, joining.

They competed for skills in cement plastering, roofing, and smart board and smart wood installation.

The National Contractor Competition is part of the SCG Contractor Academy Programme, intending to help improve Cambodia’s construction industry in a long-run.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, H.E. Laov Him, Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, said the development of the technical and vocational education and training requires support and participation from the private sector.

Mr. Wirot Phanitphotchamarn, SCG General Manager for sales and marketing, said that with improved skills and certification from the programme, local contractors would have better income and career opportunity.

“Through this programme, we want to improve Cambodian contractors’ craftsmanship and quality of construction industry in Cambodia as a whole. Moreover, homeowners and project developers will have higher construction standard, thus improving living quality of the Cambodian people,” said Mr. Wirot Phanitphotchamarn.

SCG has been collaborating with the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training through its National Polytechnic Institute of Cambodia, to organise this annual SCG contractor competition since 2018.

By Chea Vanank