The design of the shopping mall (Source: Hoa Sen Corp)

Yen Bai (VNA) – The Hoa Sen Corporation began construction of the largest shopping mall in Yen Bai city, the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai on May 19.

The 1.2 trillion VND (54.5 million USD) mall sprawls over a site of 1.5ha, accommodating a 15-storey block on an area of 74,410 sq.m

From May 2016 to June 2017, a four-star hotel, a convention hall, a trading centre, restaurants, cafes and multi-functional parking area will be built.

During the second stage from June 2019 to June 2020, construction of another four-star hotel and apartments will be concluded.

Operational by 2020, the mall is expected to develop Yen Bai into a second-tier city by the same year and a first-tier one by 2050.-VNA