Phnom Penh (FN), Jan 17 – The investment in construction sector in Cambodia in 2016 was worth $8.5 billion, increased by 155% compared to 2015, according to a report from the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning, and Construction released on Tuesday.

There were 2,636 projects nationwide, covering 14 million square meters of land in 2016, according to the report.

From 2000 to 2016, there were 36,852 construction projects worth a total of $34 billion.