More shopping malls to rise in Tacloban City
TACLOBAN CITY- Expect a further changing of the city’s skyline with the coming in next year of new shopping malls in the city.
And the construction of these new shopping malls in the city would not only boost the coffers of the city government but more so, create the much-needed employment of our people, said Susan Cordaño, city treasurer.
According to her, aside from the coming in of the companies which operate the country’s leading shopping malls, another company which is also in the construction of shopping malls and hotels has signified its intention to come to Tacloban.
“They are now scouting around for possible location,” Cordaño said.
She, however, declined to identify the company saying she is not in the position to divulge it. The company is considered to be one of the blue chips companies in the country and owned by one of the country’s richest families.
The city official said that it is now confirmed that the ShoeMart will come to Tacloban coupled with the construction of a possible shopping mall by the Robinsons at the city’s new bus terminal along Abucay area.
Meantime, the Gaisano Group of Companies would continue to expand its operations in the city by constructing a new shopping mall along Marasbara area, now considered to be the new commercial area of the city.
Cordaño also said that the company has also extended its lease with the city government-owned building along Rizal Street.
“What I have heard is that they would add for another two levels from the present one,” she said.
The Gaisano group,it was learned, has leased the area for another 25 years paying the city government of around P200,000.
“We should be happy with these developments happening here in Tacloban. It is not only Tacloban and its people who will benefit from the coming in of these investors but the entire region Tacloban being its capital city,” Cordaño said.
She said that the plan of Mayor Alfred Romualdez to expand the growth of Tacloban to its northern part is now sowly being realized.
She was referring to the decision of the Robinsons Land Corp.(RLC) to procure a lot at the new bus terminal along Abucay area.
The SM’s Hypermarket is also planning to construct a branch in the city along this area as well.
“The coming in of the investors to the city only means that we have already arrived as a city-ready for big investments. They will not come to Tacloban if they feel that we are not ready yet,” Cordaño said.’
She also said that due credit must be given to Mayor Romualdez who has been working hard in inviting investors to the city.
“He really would like to see Tacloban developed, economically. He is doing everything he can to achieve his goal,” Cordaño said.
By JOEY A. GABIETA
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