New Mall to Push Through Even with Limited Visits from Mainland Shoppers
One local shopping center in Hong Kong side of the border will push through with their plans to open even with a curb on visitors from Shenzhen. one starter for the new shopping area found near Lok Ma Chau border checkpoint said he will still push through his plans of opening despite the new rules that limits permanent residents from Shenzhen to one visit a week.
Before holders of multiple entry travel permits can visit Hong Kong for an unlimited number of times. The new mall is targeted for both Hongkongers and tourists and well as mainlanders since it acts a leisure and shopping center built into one. As plans was unveiled earlier this year, its was previously planned to divert the growing number of mainland shoppers away from urban areas to a different temporary market that can fit around 380 stalls operating out of shipping containers.
The new mall will offer various goods on sale including local brands and other popular products with mainland shoppers, ranging from infant formula to medicine. The mall will also have food stalls and toilets that are why the plans are very detailed which includes plans for transportation and sewage systems. Although amendments are still being made to the propose mall before it will be submitted to the planning board.