Bangkok, Thailand- A host of delegates from all over Southeast Asia has gathered in Intercontinental Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand last June 3, 2016 to attend the 41st ASEAN Constructors Federation (ACF) Council Meeting.
With a warm welcome from ACF President and Thai Contractors Association (TCA) 3rd Vice President Nattaphorn Bhromsuthi, the one day event was commenced.
The PCA Delegates
PCA President Dante M. Abando led the Philippine Constructors Association (PCA) delegates in the bi-annual gathering.
Other PCA representatives were PCA 2nd Vice President Gwendolyn C. Cua, PCA Executive Director Ibarra G. Paulino, PCA 1st Vice President Wilfredo L. Decena, PCA Secretary Francisco B. Gonzalez, Jr., and PCA Treasurer Rey G. Villar.
ASEAN Construction will moderate
One of the highlights of every ACF Council Meeting is the presentation of country reports of each ACF member representative.
According to latest reports, the majority of the ASEAN economies is expected to moderate this year, primarily because of the challenging global economy, unstable world market, and political uncertainty. In the same manner, the construction industry will remain robust, but in a temperate mood.
Myanmar: New ACF Member
ACF has been a venue and organizer of interactive discussions among ASEAN constructors for 31 years now, and for this year it welcomed a new member in the 41st council meeting.
The Myanmar Construction Entrepreneurs Association (MCEA) was long established in 1996 and has now over 2000 members. With ACF membership, MCEA president Tha Htay expects to build more connections and gather more insights on construction.
With MCEA in the count, ACF has now a total of 8 members, including Cambodia Constructors Association (CCA), Indonesian Contractors Association (ICA), Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM), Philippine Constructors Association (PCA), Singapore Contractors Association Ltd (SCAL), Thai Contractors Association (TCA), and the Vietnam Association of Construction Contractors (VACC).
The next ACF council meeting will be held in the Golden Land, Myanmar.