Guinea Bissau to have its first shopping centre

20 November 2012

The first shopping centre in Guinea Bissau is expected to open in the country’s capital, Bissau, within 18 months and is part of a project put together by a Portuguese-Guinean consortium, said Portuguese businessman Luís Neves speaking to Portuguese news agency Lusa.

The first stone for construction of the shopping centre, which is part of a chain of several that will be built in the future, will be laid Saturday at a ceremony attended by Guinea Bissau officials and businesspeople from both countries.

Neves also said that representatives of eight Portuguese companies from the metal mechanics, carpentry, pre-fabricated houses, blacksmithing, food, kitchens, and construction materials sectors were due to arrive in Bissau Friday in order to experience the reality of Guinea and to analyse possible areas for cooperation with local businesspeople.

The shopping centre, which will be built in the Brá industrial area, 6 kilometres from downtown Bissau, will cover an area of 1,500 square metres and have four floors.

As well as the shopping centre, the Portuguese-Guinean consortium also plans to build seven warehouses, two cinemas, one multi-services building, low cost offices, a pavilion for exhibiting products from Guinea Bissau and from other countries as well as launching a private radio station to promote the group’s businesses. (macauhub)