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Central Retail eyes shopping mall project in Dong Thap

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Thailand’s retail giant Central Retail plans to develop a shopping mall and Mini Go! project in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, it was announced at a working session between representatives of Central Retail Vietnam and the provincial government on September 19.

According to Central Retail, Mini Go! is an integrated small-scale shopping destination targeting customers in middle-small cities and towns in Vietnam. It provides a shopping mall experience and services such as a supermarket, a playground and F&B services.

Olivier Langlet, general director of Central Retail Vietnam, spoke highly of the potential and advantages of Dong Thap in developing an ecosystem of tourism, services and commerce. Central Retail Vietnam expects the local government to create optimal conditions for the project’s development.

He added that the project, once put into service, would connect manufacturers and suppliers in the area to bring local products onto the shelves at Central Retail stores.

In response, a representative of Cao Lanh City of Dong Thap suggested some locations suitable for the project for Central Retail Vietnam to consider.

Pham Thien Nghia, chairman of the Dong Thap government, affirmed that the province would create optimal conditions for the investor.

Nghia said that aside from its advantages in agro and fishery products, Dong Thap is among the top localities by the number of One Commune One Product (OCOP) items.

Dong Thap has nearly 300 OCOP products, and over 200 typical industrial and agro products, with many of them being put on the shelves of the stores of Central Retail. These are advantages for the Thai retailer to invest in the province.

The provincial chairman asked the relevant agencies to closely coordinate to support Central Retail Vietnam in surveying locations suitable for the project.

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