Another SM Supermall, which is bigger than the first one, is expected to rise in Zamboanga City.
After securing an Environmental Certificate Compliance from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Mayor Beng Climaco said SM City Zamboanga is projected to have a floor area of 49,102 square meters (sq. m.) within its 25,655 sq. m. property along Nuñez Extension. It is bigger than SM City Mindpro.
Once opened, the mall will provide more options and brands, a new shopping experience and a plethora of job opportunities for the people in the City and across the region, she said.
“By almost every measure, Zamboanga is in a better, stronger place than it was before when we started,” Climaco said.
She noted that the local economy has grown exponentially from 8,397 registered businesses in 2013 to more than 12,000 businesses in 2021.
The city government is projecting more growth this year and the years to come.
“With all our development work, the infrastructure projects we have poured in and our enhanced peace and order situation with zero bombing, zero kidnapping, zero piracy and a consistently decreasing crime rate – we have seen an influx of businesses and investors coming in to the City for the last nine years creating an unprecedented increase of jobs and livelihood opportunities for our people,” the mayor added.