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16 October 2021, Sittwe

The opening of the May Yu Shopping Complex, which is under construction in the Arakan State capital Sittwe, is targeted for April of next year, according to U Tin Aung Oo, managing director of Western Shining Star, the company responsible for the development.

The Sittwe-based firm, along with Golden Green Company, are building the May Yu Shopping Complex, which will include a cinema, playground, supermarket, IT shops, gold and jewellery vendors, coffee shops, a rooftop garden restaurant and food court.

“We have had to negotiate with successive governments and vendors from the old market to develop the complex. We could drive a [first] pile in 2017 and construction started in September of that year,” U Tin Aung Oo said.

The developers aimed to complete construction in two and half years, but the project has faced delays due to armed conflict and the Covid-19 pandemic, he said.

“The construction work has been completed about 85% at the moment. But it is delayed because some required items cannot be bought and the exchange rate is not stable,” U Tin Aung Oo said.

“There are more than 300 shops and most of the areas are for the public. There are two cinemas and a playground,” he said.

“Only shops will be sold and other spaces are for rental purposes,” he added.

About 60% of the shops have been sold in advance, he said.

The opening of the shopping complex will enhance Sittwe as the state capital, said U Tun Thar Sein, a town elder.

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