Aeon Mall Vietnam breaks ground in Hai Phong

Aeon Mall Vietnam has started construction work on a mixed-use complex in the port city of Hai Phong, its third outlet in the north.

A groundbreaking ceremony for Aeon Mall Hai Phong Le Chan was attended by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Covering 9.3ha, the mall is the sixth of its kind for Vietnam, and is scheduled to be opened in 2020. It is expected to generate about 2500 jobs.

The Japanese company expects its mall to attract more than 13 million visitors a year, from not only Hai Phong but also nearby provinces.

The groundbreaking ceremony coincided with the 63rd anniversary of the establishment of the northern Vietnamese city. “We are honoured to be one of the key projects to celebrate this occasion,” says Aeon Mall Vietnam general director Iwamura Yasutsugu.

Aeon Mall Vietnam, which has two outlets each in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and another in the southern province of Binh Duong, plans to have a total of 20 locations by 2025.

Its first Vietnamese outlet, Aeon Tan Phu, opened in Ho Chi Minh City in 2014.

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