Construction has already began on Sawanga Shopping Mall in the small town of Victoria Falls. We have seen the land been cleared and excavators on the property located at the entrance of the central business district. The new mall is expected to house offices, restaurants, boutiques, grocery stores, a medical centre and fitness centre to name a few.
"The proposed project will be strategically located at the corner of Livingstone and Pioneer Road, Victoria Falls. The concept is intended to be more than just a shopping centre but a lifestyle centre in Victoria Falls. The shopping centre will have a floor space of around 5750m2 with a mix of retail, commercial and entertainment activities." - ZIMRE Property Investments
Residents of Victoria Falls are optimistic that the new development will somewhat ease unemployment in the town. The Mayor of Vic Falls Sifiso Mpofu said, "It's (construction of the mall) a welcome gesture which will open up employment opportunities and adds value while it changes the face of the town. It will be the first of its kind though other plans are there. We are truly excited about this development."
"I spoke to the team of contractors and they indicated that they are on the ground and mobilising and will effectively start construction work on 15 January," said Mr Tasiyana Allen Mutede, the Projects Manager responsible for project development and management at ZIMRE Property Investments. ZIMRE is a leading property and real estate firm in Zimbabwe. Managing Director Edson Muvingi says that the estimated time of completion is between 13 and 18 months.
Source: New Mall for Victoria Falls Town (22/01/18)
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