|Representatives of BIM Group and AEON Việt Nam Co Ltd at the signing ceremony. — VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Property developer BIM Group and the AEON Việt Nam Co Ltd, a subsidiary of the leading Japanese retail and financial services corporation AEON, have signed a co-operation agreement to build a new shopping mall in Hà Nội’s Hà Đông District.
The mall, with a total floor area of over 200,000sq.m, will be AEON’s second in Hà Nội. Construction will start in 2017 and is expected to be completed in April, 2019.
The project is designed to provide parking for thousands of cars and will also be connected to public transportation with the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route 1 running from Yên Nghĩa Station to Kim Mã Station and BRT route 2 running from Kim Mã Station to Hòa Lạc High-tech Park. Eventually it will also be linked to the Cát Linh-Hà Đông elevated urban railway project.
When put into operation in 2019, AEON Mall Hà Đông is expected to create thousands of jobs for local workers.
BIM Group is partnering with many famous international brands, including Frasers Hospitality, InterContinental Hotels Group, Regent Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt Hotels and The Ascott Limited.
AEON is now one of the largest retailing groups in the world with over 179 member companies both inside and outside Japan. Its business operation expanded to 14 countries and territories, including eight Asian countries. AEON has been present in Việt Nam since 2009 and currently has four shopping malls in the country. — VNS