IPOH: Leading retailer Aeon Co (M) Bhd is set to open its third shopping complex in Ipoh, following the opening of its complexes in in Ipoh Garden and Station 18, if all goes as scheduled.
The third outlet, in Manjung, is expected to be operational by year end.
Datuk Bandar Datuk Roshidi Hashim said discussions between Harta Mesra Development Sdn Bhd and Aeon to develop the latest shopping complex on a 4ha site in Medan Klebang Restu near here was in its final stages.
"The latest Aeon shopping complex and the Econsave Supermarket to be built at Klebang Centre Point will be a catalyst to accelerate the development of the Klebang area and nearby Chemor as new growth areas after Meru Raya," he said after launching the Klebang Centre Point here recently.
Klebang Centre Point was developed by the Liew Yin Yin Group under a strategic alliance between the group and Econsave Cash & Carry Sdn Bhd.
He said the 150,000 residents in Klebang, Chemor, and the surrounding areas would benefit from the construction of the Aeon shopping complex and the Econsave Supermarket in the area.
Econsave executive director Lai Sia Ling said the company will invest RM4 million to develop the two-storey supermarket, which is expected to complete next year.
Liew Yin Yin group director Don Liew Mun Hon said the company is investing RM50 million in the 4.8ha project, which will include building 101 double-storey shophouses, a budget hotel and a drive-through fast-food outlet.By Roshidi Abu Samah