MESRA Mall, a RM100mil ultra-modern shopping complex, has opened its doors to shoppers in the Kerteh petroleum town.
Built on a 12ha site, it promises to be a new landmark for shoppers and tourists coming to Terengganu.
With Suria KLCC Sdn Bhd managing the operations, the complex is developed by KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd through its two subsidiaries €“ Metro Kemasik Sdn Bhd and KLCC Projek Sdn Bhd.
Kumpulan KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Hashim Wahir said with the opening of the complex, people around Kemasik, Paka, Kerteh, Kijal and Chukai would no longer need to go to Kuantan or Kuala Terengganu to buy basic needs.
“Mesra Mall is among our efforts to provide the opportunity for the people here to enjoy facilities similar to that available in big towns.
“Moreover, with higher fuel prices, the people need not go far to buy their essentials and branded items as these goods are available at the mall,” he added.
Hashim said this after the complex opening by state executive councillor for rural development, entrepreneurs and cooperatives, Datuk Mohamed Awang Tera, who represented Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said.
Hashim hopes the complex would serve as a catalyst for commercial development in the Kemaman district and in Terengganu, adding that it had provided jobs for about 500 locals.
Earlier, Mohamed Awang, in his speech, said Mesra Mall would provide business opportunities for the locals to boost their income.
“The shopping centre will not harm businesses of the small and medium-scale entrepreneurs as they have been provided with separate trading areas to sell their goods,” he added. €” Bernama