Kalahari Holdings brings more shopping to Arandis
The construction is scheduled to start early 2014 and is expected to be completed in 8 months. The Kalahari Holdings development will be situated opposite the Arandis Shopping Complex which is currently under construction.
According to The company’s General Manager, Etuna Nashima, Arandis presents many opportunities with the development of mines, along with efforts by the town council to industrialise and promote the tourism and education sectors.
“Kalahari Holdings will put up a 3 in 1 development in Arandis which comprise of office space, 20 residential units and retail shops,” he said.
He said, his company wants to contribute to the economic growth of Arandis and become a services provider to all the economic activities that will be happening through the new mines that are being established in the town.
He further said that the development will be approximately 10 000 square metres big, with its anchor tenant being Woermann Brock.
“The cost of this development can not be disclosed yet due to the fact that the building might need some structural adjustment, however I would say that it will cost Kalahari Holding approximately N$15million to construct this shopping centre,” he added.
He further said that Kalahari Holdings will create around 2000 jobs during the construction phase of this development and that SMEs have been included in the building plans. Although Woermann Brock is the anchor tenant at the centre, they have made provision to have smaller spaces available for SMEs.
“We will create jobs for the residents of Arandis and there will also be a lot of synergy in the sense that the services and products will be available in Arandis. The people of Arandis will no longer have to travel long distances to Swakopmund or Walvis Bay to get their services because we will bring all the services and products to their town,” he said.