|AEON Mall in Hà Nội. - Photo VNA|
CẦN THƠ – AEON Vietnam Co, an affiliate of AEON Japan, plans to develop a shopping mall in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta city of Cần Thơ to meet the demands of local people and those from other neighbouring localities, the Vietnam News Agency reports.
During a working session with provincial leaders last week, Nakamura Tsutomu from AEON Vietnam said the planned four storey mall needed an area of 2-5ha, including a department store and a shopping centre.
He proposed building the centre in a location with two fronts, convenient transportation and abundant population.
Tsutomu said he hoped the municipal authorities would assist in seeking a suitable location for the project and relevant legal issues.
Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Võ Thành Thống said with annual trade growth of 15-20 per cent, only behind Hà Nội and HCM City, Cần Thơ was ready to offer all possible support to AEON Vietnam to launch the project.
He asked AEON Vietnam to take fact-finding trips to seek a suitable location and direct the municipal departments of planning and investment and transport help the investor survey the market and complete necessary procedures to launch the project as soon as possible.
AEON Japan has already built six shopping malls in Việt Nam, including those in HCM City, Hà Nội, the northern port city of Hải Phòng and the central city of Đà Nẵng. Four of them have been put into operation, one is under construction and the other has completed investment procedures. -VNS