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10 reasons why you should invest in Cambodia Property

Posted by alan mok on October 31, 2017
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10 reasons why you should invest in Cambodia Property

10 reasons why you should invest in Cambodia Property – The Evolution of Cambodia. Cambodia has undergo drastic change from an under developed country to a widely urbanized Kingdom with massive developments and improvements in Manufacturing, Real Estate, Tourism, Banking and Agriculture.  Nowadays, when you visit Phnom Penh, the Capital of Cambodia, you will see a vastly different Cambodia, with Skyscrapers / High Rise Buildings shaping/dominating the skyline of Phnom Penh. Cambodia is also slated to build Asia’s tallest tower – Thai Boon Roong Twin Trade Center standing tall at 133 storey which will be a new icon for Phnom Penh. 

General Facts on Cambodia

  • Capital City : Phnom Penh

  • Area : 181,035 km2

  • Population : Approximately 15 million (2.2 million in Phnom Penh)

  • GDP : Average 6% per annum for past decade

  • Key industries : Tourism, textile & garment, natural gas, agriculture, construction, timber

  • Currency : Riel (CR), US Dollar (US$)

  • US$1 = 4,000 KHR

  • Membership : UN, IMF, WTO, ASEAN


So here are 10 reasons why you should Invest in Cambodia Property;

1. Strong GDP Growth

10 reasons why you should invest in Cambodia Property

Cambodia has posted on average 7.63 percent from 1994 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 13.30 percent in 2005. It is expected to grow at least 7 percent in 2017 and till 2020.  The World Bank has recently officially revised the status of Cambodia, moving it up from the low-income bracket to lower-middle income bracket with the garment sector, construction, and services the main drivers of the economy.

2. Political Stability 

Cambodia has enjoyed relatively political stability in recent years under the leadership of current Prime Minister Hun Sen. Several key ministers are also long-serving and experienced

3. Pro-Business government and favorable investment climate.

100% (70%) Foreign ownership, except land. Freehold. No Capital Tax Gain. No ABSD. 

4. Largely “dollarized” economy.

Minimal foreign exchange risks and Stable monetary policy and fiscal responsibility.

5. Strong International Interest.

China has taken over from Korean as the largest investor in Cambodia, which has totaled $9.6 billion from 1994 to 2013 with manufacturing’s sector leading in FDI followed by Real Estate. And just recently, China has signed another 19 trade agreements with Cambodia to improve their agriculture, manufacturing, infrastructure and real estate sectors. China investors have also been snapped up Private Condominiums in Phnom Penh Cambodia.

6. Young & Inexpensive workforce

  • Among Asia lowest work force

  • Abundance of willing and trainable work force

  • Rising literacy rate has surpass 75%

7. Increasing trade integration

  • WTO member since 2004

  • ASEAN membership offers regional trade benefits

  • Duty free or preferential export access to most developed economies

  • Part of China’s One Belt One Road Initiative

8. Improving transport connectivity

  • All key road and bridge links with neighboring countries have been or will soon be upgraded

  • Railroad system is being rehabilitated

  • Container sea port in Sihanoukville has been modernized and expanded

  • River port in Phnom Penh is being relocated and enlarged to better access

  • Vietnam’s new deep sea ports

  • Three international airports have been opened

  • Part of China’s One Belt One Road initiative where billions of investment will be harnessed towards infrastructure and transport network

9. First Mover Advantage.

It is still early days as Cambodia continues to develop its Infrastructure, Economy, Property Market. Take advantage of the first mover advantage to invest and reap the benefits. Cambodia aims to become Middle Class Economy by 2030. 

10. Capital Gain Potential and High Rental Yield

Property prices in Cambodia is still relatively low as compared to neighbouring countries within the same contingent. Super Luxury Condominiums in City Centre from just US$1xxk with progressive payment. Indicative Rental Yield for Residential: 7-8% and Indicative Rental Yield for Commercial: 8%-10%. 

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Disclaimer: This article is meant for research and educational purposes only. All information, especially property ownership laws, are subjected to changes and no responsibility shall be held on the accuracy. All sorts of property investments can be risky and investors are expected to perform their own due diligence before committing into any purchase.

Looking to Invest in Cambodia Property?

  1. The Bridge Retail Mall by Singapore Listed Developer Oxley Holdings
  2. The PEAK Cambodia by Singapore Listed Developer Oxley Holdings
  3. The Gateway Cambodia (Offices and Residential) by Singapore Developer Tiong Aik



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