According to the managing director of Belas Shopping, Uirá Ribeiro, the creation of this new floor is part of a project to expand and modernize the mall.
For the creation of this floor, which will be inaugurated this Thursday and has the objective of modernizing and improving the facilities of Belas Shopping, 20 million dollars were invested, said the responsible, in statements to the newspaper Opaís.
He also considered that this improvement will be an added value for tenants and customers, but also for those who are looking for work. Uirá Ribeiro revealed that with the expansion of the space around 150 new direct jobs will be created in the new stores that will be opened on the new floor.
The construction work, which took a year to be completed, gave a new face to Belas Shopping: "It was a little longer and with a lot of complex engineering, because we reformed the whole shopping centre", he said.
Belas Shopping now has a more modern interior, lighting with LED lights, improvement and expansion of bathrooms and a new painting. As for the new floor, it will consist of stores, served by elevators and escalators.
The next step, indicated Uirá Ribeiro, is to attract international brands to stay in the shopping centre. The process seems to be on track, with the entry of the Red Tag brand. The UAE's 'departmanet store' will also open this Thursday.
This demand aims to increase the number of visitors to the mall, which receives 150 thousand people per month, writes the same newspaper. "Our expectation is to manage a greater flow of people, as we will be the best option for shopping and entertainment at the Talatona", he added.
As for the economic adversities that the country has been facing, he said that the tenants have felt some drop in sales, but he said he is confident that everything will improve. "We continue to invest in Angola hoping that the storm will pass so that we can experience the period of less instability," he said.