AJ City Mall open for business

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Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his delegation walk down on the escalator.
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By EDDIE OSIFELO

AJ City Mall at Lunga on the east of Honiara has opened its doors to the public yesterday.

The $120 million dollar investment offers offices for rent, gym, food courts, pubs, cinema, clinics and many other more.

Few businesses have already rented spaces in the building.

Speaking on behalf of AJ Enterprise Limited Director Aron Dawen Zheng at the grand opening, Chief Executive Officer, Ellen Inahia Maruarofa said AJ Hall is a dream come true for Zheng.

“Zheng always dreamt of constructing a large and unique building that hosts different businesses and service providers under one roof.

Government Ministers and guests witnessing the opening of the AJ City Mall

“Not only that, but he (Zheng) dream of founding a building that gives a glimpse and taste of the outside world into our community. And in doing so give a face lift the Lunga area,” she said.

“And it is only right because Lunga is the gateway into Honiara City hence the AJ City Mall will hopefully become the first impression of Solomon Islands when our borders open to tourists and visitors from abroad.

Guests and members of the public witness the cutting of ribbon to officially open the building

“Zheng will not erect any fence around AJ City Mall, simply because he wants people to have ownership and respect for the building,” she said.

“Zheng hoping that leaving the building open will influence our people to learn and respect such development which will benefit us all, as Solomon Islanders,” she added.

Some of the invited guests visit inside the AJ City Mall

As such, Zheng is urging other colleagues with businesses in Honiara City and the country, to invest and beautify our country.

“It is true that our primary objective as business owners is profit and to survive in the competitive business environment.

“But lest we forget, we must also give back to the country by making it look more beautiful and transforming this City into a modern one that we can all be proud off,” she said.

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, Premier of Guadalcanal, Malanga Chief, Walter Naezon, Willies and Electrics, Chinese Ambassador Li Ming, members of Parliament and other dignitaries have attended the grand opening.


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