October 15 : Equipped with all modern facilities, Pokhara Trade Mall has come into operation in Chipledhunga, the heart of the tourist city Pokhara. The mall was formally inaugurated by the Parliament’s Development Committee Chairman Rabindra Adhikary.
Speaking at the programme, Adhikary said bringing commercial buildings into operation with the investment from small and medium entrepreneurs has set a good example. He further said, “Learning lessons from India’s unofficial embargo, we should now focus on self-sufficiency.”
It cost more than Rs 1 billion to build the mall, according to Pokhara Trade Mall and Housing Chairman Bindu Kumar Thapa. The commercial building covers six and a half ropanies of land.
“The Mall has 503 shutters out of which 402 are for business purpose and remaining 102 for office, ware-house and cafeteria purpose,” said the mall’s Managing Director Minraj Kafle.
The mall has a restaurant on the top floor and also has two Multiplex cinema halls, a food-court, and a gaming-zone. The mall offers all kinds of ladies and gents garments shops, fancy-clothing stores, cosmetic shops, boutiques, ladies and gents’ parlor, mobile shops, kitchen items, gold shops etc.
The building has 65 shareholders. The mall has also features like detector, electric stairs, fire fighting, lifts and CC cameras. The building is said to be earthquake resistant up to 8.5 magnitude.