The Philippine Overseas Construction Board (POCB) of the Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines (CIAP), in collaboration with the private sector led by the Philippine Constructors Association, Inc. (PCA), will conduct a 5-day construction mission to Cambodia and Myanmar on 21-25 October 2014.

Mr. Isidro A. Consunji, Chairman of the Philippine Overseas Construction Board (POCB) and President and CEO of DMCI Holdings, will be the head of mission composed of twenty five (25).large contractors and engineering design/consulting firms,

According to the Supervising Undersecretary for CIAP, Dr. Prudencio M. Reyes Jr., this is the second construction mission conducted this year by the POCB. He said that this undertaking aims to strengthen market presence of the Philippine construction industry players in Cambodia and Myanmar, which are potential growth areas in the ASEAN. He also mentioned that “this is an opportune time for Philippine companies to explore business and investment potentials of these countries”. He announced that the mission is funded by the private sector participants including the use of a DMCI private jet plane that will fly the participants to and from Cambodia and Myanmar at no cost to them and the Philippine government.

Undersecretary Reyes, likewise, took cognizance of the success of the mission in the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste conducted by POCB on 19-21 February 2014 which paved the way to one POCB registered contractor to bag a US$30 million road project contract.

The mission was organized by CIAP Officer-in-Charge, Engr. Sonia Valdeavilla, who joined the delegation as Project Manager.

The CIAP is an attached agency of DTI which accelerates, promotes and regulates the growth of the construction industry. It has four (4) implementing arms namely, the Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board (PCAB), the Philippine Overseas Construction Board (POCB), the Philippine Domestic Construction Board (PDCB) and the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission (CIAC).

For more information, call DTI-CIAP at 895.4424 or visit www.dti.gov.ph. or send a message through ciap@dti.gov.ph