A ground-breaking ceremony was held to mark the start of construction on a Big C super-centre in Ha Long city, northern Quang Ninh province on May 21.

The work covers an area of 20,000 square metres with investment totalling 18.6 million USD, and includes a car park, shopping area, modern cinema centre and restaurants.

The project helps meet shopping and entertainment demand in the locality and will generate 400 jobs for local people, said Laurent Zescri, C.E.O at Big C Vietnam.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Thanh said the project highlights Quang Ninh’s attractive business and investment climate, especially in services, and would contribute to promoting the province’s socio-economic development.

The project will be finished by 2014.-VNA