Representatives of BIM Group and AEON Việt Nam Co Ltd at the signing ceremony. — VNS Photo
Property developer BIM Group and the AEON Viet 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 Ha Noi’s Ha Dong District.
The mall, with a total floor area of over 200,000sq.m, will be AEON’s second in Ha Noi. 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 Yen Nghia Station to Kim Ma Station and BRT route 2 running from Kim Ma Station to Hoa Lac High-tech Park. Eventually it will also be linked to the Cat Linh-Ha Dong elevated urban railway project.
When put into operation in 2019, AEON Mall Ha Dong 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 Viet Nam since 2009 and currently has four shopping malls in the country. — VNS