Chroy Changvar has been in the eyes of both property seekers and developers for years. The peninsular district has been a hotbed of both borey developments as well as modern high-rise condominiums that have exploded in popularity recently. And adding to its continued residential viability is the announcement of a third Makro establishment coming this 2022.
The third Makro is estimated to cost $12.7 million according to Makro Cambodia Co. Ltd. Makro is a Thailand-based retail company and this will be their third project in Cambodia, the first two being located in Sen Sok in Phnom Penh and in Siem Reap, respectively. The new Marko is the expected 161 jobs and taxes it will generate for Chroy Changvar.
The third Makro will be located in Bak Khaeng subdistrict, the same area where the Morodok Techo National Stadium is, and the WorldBridge Sport Village, the first-ever sports village in Cambodia and the designated venue for the upcoming SEA Games 2023.
According to Realestate.com.kh’s Market Trends data, the median sale price of high-rise residential developments has recovered from around $100,000 to $130,000, a 30% rise compared to May 2021. Median rentals for apartments have also held at $500 for western-style units. New condominium developments, especially in the southern portion of the peninsular district is turning the area into a commercial and condominium hub.
Cambodia’s non-stop infrastructure development is similarly adding to Chroy Changvar’s potential. Earlier this year, plans for a bridge connecting Phnom Penh to the Arey Ksat area in Kandal province were also approved and will be located in southwest Chroy Changvar. At present, residents traveling from the area are using ferries to cross the river. A bridge connecting highly populated areas is bound to shorten travel times and increase economic activity.