The Ango-Chi Shopping Centre, a partnership between the National Police Staff Welfare Fund (CPPPN) and the H&S China Huashi Group, reopens in September, state newspaper Jornal de Angola reported.
The centre was closed by decision of the National Institute of Consumer Protection (Inadec) and the Economic Police, due to the sale of products and services without labelling in Portuguese, which violated current regulations.
The Chief Executive of the CPPPN, Lourenço da Costa, told Jornal de Angola that the shopping centre will re-open with 2,000 workers, who were hired according to rules that favour the families of former National Police officers.
The shopping centre, whose stores, including Angolan, Chinese, Portuguese and other nationalities, occupy about 46,000 square metres, also has an area of 7,100 square metres for the promotion of fairs and other national and international events.
The centre’s management is planning to reserve an area of 8,000 square metres for the promotion of Angolan agriculture, namely the retail and wholesale of agricultural products and the promotion of Angolan companies linked to the sector.
Ango-Chi Shopping already has about 80% of its area occupied and an average of 30,000 to 35,000 visitors per day are expected. (macauhub)