|Officials at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Co.opmart Chư Sê supermarket in Gia Lai Province on Tuesday. — VNS Photo Nguyễn Hải|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The Saigon Union of Trading Co-operatives (Saigon Co-op) on Tuesday broke ground for construction of the Co.opmart Chư Sê supermarket on Hùng Vương Street in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai’s Chư Sê District.
Invested in by Saigon Gia Lai Trading Co Ltd, a joint-venture between Saigon Co.op and Gia Lai Trading Co Ltd, the new supermarket covers an area of 4,000sq.m.
The supermarket, which costs more than VNĐ50 billion (US$2.2 million), will sell around 30,000 essential items, 90 per cent of them Vietnamese products with clear origin, assured quality, and reasonable prices.
Scheduled to open in the fourth quarter, the supermarket will act as a conduit for the province’s specialties and other products to enter the Co.opmart chain.
Nguyễn Hồng Linh, chairman of Chư Sê District People’s Committee, said when Co.opmart Chư Sê opens, it would contribute to economic development, stabilise the market and ensure hygiene and food safety as well as create jobs. — VNS