Aeon Hopes to Open 2nd Mall in Phnom Penh

The Japanese conglomerate Aeon is planning to open a second mall in Phnom Penh, with its sights set on the Camko City development in Tuol Kok district, according to City Hall spokesman Long Dimanche, who said the plan had not been officially approved.

“I’ve heard from an informal source that Aeon would like to open another mall near Camko City, but I have not received or seen any official documents regarding this plan—like a proposal or a letter from the company—yet,” Mr. Dimanche said.

The managing director of the Aeon Mall company in Cambodia was quoted by local media website Sabay on Tuesday as saying that the company would build a mall on 100,000 square meters of land.

He did not specify a time frame for the construction, but said it would cost more than the $200-million shopping center in Chamkar Mon district.

A representative of Aeon refused to confirm plans for a second mall in Cambodia because the company was angry about an article published in The Cambodia Daily last month about the departure of tenants from Aeon’s first mall in the country, which opened in June last year.

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