Mercedes showroom takes green lead in Cambodia
Star Auto Cambodia claims it has constructed one of the first and largest green buildings in Cambodia, reports the Phnom Penh Post.
Speaking at the topping-out ceremony for the $10 million structure, Star Auto Cambodia CEO James Zemke said the project represented a massive investment by its Hong Kong-based parent company, Lei Shing Hong Limited.
“The building for the Mercedes-Benz showroom is one of the most eco-friendly buildings,” Zemke said. “About one-third of electricity will be supplied by our own solar system on the roof of the building.”
Zemke said the interior of the building is equipped with high-end technology lamp lights that use “little energy.”
After the ceremony, Zemke offered guests a tour of the building, which is more than 50 percent complete.
He said “the capacity of the Star Auto Cambodia building is complex with a large showroom, technician garage, office space, training centre, and other functioning rooms. The building measures about 5,100-square-meters.”
Khun Chantha, marketing director at Star Auto Cambodia, said construction had been ongoing since the end of 2015.
“After finishing construction, this large building will separate into three showrooms, which can display more than 12 cars,” Chantha said.
“At the other side is the huge workshop which can fix over 20 cars at the same time.”