Leading Japanese group to welcome customers at its third mall in Vietnam one month ahead of schedule.
AEON Mall Long Bien in Hanoi will officially open in October, a month earlier than planned, a representative from AEON Vietnam told VET.
With investment capital of $200 million, construction of the mall began in April last year on an area of 9.6 ha in Phuc Dong ward, Long Bien district. It includes a commercial center, a hotel, restaurants, entertainment areas, office space, and a sports area.
The company will also open AEON Binh Tan in Ho Chi Minh City’s Binh Tan ward in July next year, which has investment capital of $128 million and covers an area of 4.6 ha.
AEON has been present in Vietnam since 2009, initially with just a representative office. On October 7, 2011 it received approval from the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee to set up the AEON Vietnam Company Limited, investing in the construction, management, and trading of modern shopping malls and supermarkets.
It has invested $512 million in Vietnam to date, in four malls, with the two it opened last year, AEON Tan Phu in Ho Chi Minh City and AEON Binh Duong Canary in southern Binh Duong province, and the two still under construction.