Tuesday, 14 April 2009

jamuna future park the biggest shopping mall of asia

Jamuna Future park

Jamuna Future Park
Facts and statistics

Location Baridhara, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Opening date late-2009
Developer Jamuna Builders Ltd.[1]
Owner Jamuna Group
No. of stores and services 4,300 shops
Parking 5,000
No. of floors 9
Website Official website

Jamuna Future Park is the 13th largest shopping mall in the world in terms of square foot per floor, not the third largest shopping mall in the world as claimed by its management. It is located in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is the largest mall in South Asia. The project construction started in 2001 but due to political and legal issues, the project was put on hold until 2006. After that, when it was legalized, construction continued and by 2008, most of the exterior was completed. It is scheduled to open to public by late-2009.

This mall could be considered an international-standard mall with global fashion and retail marques as well as local brands. It will have the biggest hypermarket in Bangladesh as well.



[edit] Location

The complex is constructed on 33 acres of land surrounded by future residential areas and posh areas of Dhaka city like Gulshan (diplomatic zone), Banani, Baridhara (diplomatic zone), Bashundhara, Nikunja and Uttara. Adjacent to the shopping mall, renowned universities like IUB (Independent University of Bangladesh), NSU (North South University along with schools such as HURDCO International School and ISD, The International School of Dhaka etc. have been established. Some other important businesses including several multinational companies offices and financial installations including the head office of Grameenphone have also been established in the surrounding area. Zia International Airport is just a few minutes drive, and major embassies and foreign offices are within walking distances from this project.

[edit] Building

The shopping complex has a total of nine floors. The lower basement floor is reserved for car parking. The middle basement is reserved for car parking and a portion for supermarket/hypermarket. Level 1 is the base floor for all atria, facilities for live entertainment, musical and fashion shows, etc. From the ground floor to the fifth floor, there are several categories of local and international brand shops, non-branded shops, bank space, online booths and food shops. The fifth floor has space for an indoor childrens' theme park, a gymnasium and a health club, two separate swimming pools for ladies and men, spacious exhibition halls, banquet halls, international standard cineplex with 7 individual hall rooms, 22 lane bowling alley with karaoke facilities, and a musical and entertainment floor.

[edit] Future projects

Nurul Islam Babul is the Chairman of Jamuna Group. After completion, Jamuna Future Park will have these facilities:

  • Jamuna Television (JTV)
  • A five star hotel
  • An exclusive hospital building
  • An office building
  • A central mosque
  • The Daily Jugantor building

[edit] Gallery

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