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Name: ITECC Market
Number of Floors: 9
Location: In front of the existing Lao ITECC building
Description: The market will included a supermarket, duty free shop, sports stores, grand convention halls, business and entertainment venues, health and beauty centres, banks and restaurants.
 

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Vientiane To Build The Biggest Shopping Market In Laos

http://jclao.com/vientiane-to-build-the-biggest-shopping-market-in-laos/

Lao World Public Company (Lao World) plans to build the biggest ever market in Laos with the project announced on Saturday as the company’s showpiece development.

An event to introduce the shopping complex took place at the Lao International Trade, Exhibition and Convention Centre (Lao ITECC) in central Vientiane.

The project, named ITECC Market, will comprise a supermarket, duty free shop, sports stores, grand convention halls, business and entertainment venues, health and beauty centres, financial services, and restaurants.

ITECC Market is the second phase of the Lao ITECC project. It will be nine storeys high and is being built on a 106,000 square metre site in front of the existing Lao ITECC building.

There are several big markets and malls in Vientiane that can provide venues suitable for various events and receptions. But Lao ITECC Managing Director, Visanh Nalongsak, said that while there are many markets and shopping centres in Vientiane, none of them offer the same facilities as can be found in the new Lao World complex.

This development will be able to house shops selling all types of consumer goods, while also offering entertainment venues and business facilities under the same roof.

“The market will also focus on high-end purchasers, while products made under the ‘One District, One Product’ scheme and other brand name products will also be displayed,” he said. Visanh said another major difference is the complex’s convenient location and large parking area, which can accommodate about 3,000 cars.

Lao World also has similar developments in Savannakhet and Champassak provincial capitals.

Visanh said the company would create the new ITECC development with a view to it being a tourist attraction. The company plans to complete the project by November next year and has an 80 year lease on the site. Visanh said the precise amount of the company’s investment is being finalised, and will be revealed soon.

A lucky draw for ITECC customers took place at the introduction ceremony, with a car offered as the main prize. Director of Vientiane’s Department of Information, Culture and Tourism, Vanpheng Keonakhone, and representatives from other Vientiane authorities attended the ceremony.
 

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Vientiane Center shopping mall to open in mid-2014

http://www.worklivelaos.com/vientiane-center-shopping-mall-to-open-in-mid-2014/



A new high-profile shopping centre set to open in Vientiane late this year will distinguish itself with a marketing strategy that targets brand-name shoppers.

Despite the fact that there are many shopping centres in the capital, North Nongchan Complex Development Co. Ltd believes the city is still missing a shopping centre focusing on high-end products.

The company’s vice-general manager of marketing, Ms Luo Yanping, said Laos was a good place to launch the high-end product marketing strategy given many Lao shoppers currently cross borders to buy those products abroad.

“We will place focus on selling brand-name products. We will not be selling copy products,” she told local media through an interpreter on Thursday.

The four-storey shopping complex is part of the Vientiane Centre project, which is being developed on 5.3 hectares at the Nongchan marsh in Xaysettha district, Vientiane.

The three-phase project is being jointly developed by the Yunnan Construction Engineering Group Co. Ltd and the Krittaphong Group Co. Ltd with a concession period of 50 years and the option to extend for a further 20 years.

The shopping centre and the nine-storey office block for rent, which are being developed under the project’s first phase at a cost of US$70 million, will have a pilot opening in July followed by an official opening in October.

Ms Yanping said only 30 percent of the department store would be sold out, with the remaining 70 percent continuing to be managed by the developer so the marketing strategy can be fully realised.

She said many brand-name products that cannot currently be found at all in Vientiane would be made available at the new centre.

Sellers of brand-name products from China, Indonesia, France and Thailand have already booked shops at the mall to display and sell their products, with up to 69 percent of shops available for rent already taken.

Among the brands to be sold in the new shops are Guy Laroche, Arrow, BSC Cosmetology, Wacoal, Louis Fontaine, Lee, Wrangler, Casio, Guess Watch, Jockey and John Henry.

“At least 70 percent [of the products] will be brand-name products imported from foreign countries,” Ms Yanping said.

The company’s high-end marketing strategy came after data showed that more than 700,000 Vientiane residents crossed the Lao-Thai border during the first six months of 2013 to shop in neighbouring Thailand.

Many others fly to Singapore and even France to shop for brand-name goods.

“We don’t only target Lao customers, but also foreigners and foreign tourists in Laos,” she said.

The shopping mall will feature a boutique supermarket and world famous brands of cosmetics, watches, fashion clothes, jewellery, restaurants, cinemas, electronics and home appliances, furniture and so on.

The second phase of the project will involve the construction of hotels, clubs and lakefront businesses, which is expected to be finished in 2015. The third will see residential apartments constructed by 2016.

The last two phases will be developed at the cost of about US$50 million, bringing the total investment in the Vientiane Centre to US$120 million.

An underground carpark for the shopping centre will also be built, capable of accommodating more than 340 vehicles. Similar parking areas will come with the other two phases as well.
 

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Is this the real HRC ? I mean the famous worldwide Hard Rock Cafe ?

It looks so. They seem to open all over the world. When I was in Guatemala recently, there was a new HRC opposite our hotel.
 

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Hard Rock Cafe Vientiane
Est. 2016

Hard Rock Cafe Vientiane is a huge 10,000 square foot custom-built entertainment destination with seating for 297. We feature a Rock Shop® displaying one-of-a-kind merchandise, and feature a bar that is accessible by both the main restaurant area and terrace. We also feature 2 outside terraces alongside a large spacious dining room on the 1st floor, with an additional dining area, VIP seating, and function room on the 2nd floor. Both areas overlook the live stage that features the best bands and music in Laos. Throughout the cafe we have authentic memorabilia from favorite artists such as Michael Jackson, Miley Cyrus, No Doubt, Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & Black Eyed Peas, just to name a few.
 
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