SM Prime Holdings will soon open an SM City Mall branch in Lanang, Davao City.
Lawyer Pearly Jayagan, regional head of SM City Human Resource, said the planned second SM mall will rise within a 10-hectare property at the former Lanang Golf and Country Club owned by the Dakudao family.
“We are now preparing for SM Lanang,” Jayagan said yesterday at the Kapehan sa Dabaw held at Café Rysus SM City Davao.
She said the SM mall is expected to generate over 1,000 jobs.
She declined to elaborate further on the level of preparations the company is currently conducting for the planned mall, including the target date of the project’s completion and operation.
The Mirror learned the feasibility study of the planned mall is already completed.
In an interview with reporters, Debby Go, SM regional manager for Mindanao, refused to give specific details on the project but confirmed that it will be constructed at the Lanang Golf and Country Club site.
Structures at the golf site have already been removed to pave the way for the SM mall project.
Go said she is optimistic there is a market at the north side of the city in light of the growing economy in the area.
SM Prime Holdings is also set to open a mall branch in General Santos City.