31 May '16, 9am

Entrepreneur building up Cambodia with 'Lego-like' bricks

Entrepreneur building up Cambodia with 'Lego-like' bricks

PHNOM PENH: Kongngy Hav is no engineer. He is no construction expert, nor a designer. Yet the young Cambodian is trying to indelibly shape the country’s housing sector. Amid Cambodia’s looming housing crisis, Kongngy, 31, is becoming a force for social change through a simple idea that is slowly finding foundations. He has developed “My Dream Home” , a program designed to provide quality, affordable green housing to those who cannot afford to buy traditional housing. It utilises an interlocking brick system, which resembles Lego, designed to provide sturdy construction and that can be put together by people without building skills. Social entrepreneur Kongngy Hav Through the initiative, an average small two-storied home can be built for between US$4,000 and US$6,000, including design and construction help. Kongngy says such a dwelling would take two low-skilled people just...

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